There were cries across the Roman Empire on Sunday when Nicki Minaj deleted her Twitter page.
The “Starships” rapper had amassed a large following on the social networking site with 11 million followers. It’s unclear exactly why she decided to disable her account, but it may have to do with a recent influx of negativity on her timeline. She was also unhappy when one fansite prematurely posted snippets of her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Moments before she shut down the page, she tweeted, “Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good fucking bye.”
There were early signs of trouble. The day before, she wrote, “And that’s exactly why I’m paying the barbz DUST right now! And deleting my twitter. Smdh – don’t cry 4 me argentina.”
She added, “On 2nd thought I’ll just follow a new set of barbz. The ones I follow r very mean and ratchet.*side eyes them*”
Minutes after she deleted the account, the topic #NickiComeBack started to trend, while fans expressed their sadness and anger over her disappearance.
Her right hand man Scaff Beezy tweeted, “Shit just got real.”
Nicki is not the first celebrity who has abandoned Twitter. Keyshia Cole recently deleted her account, while others like Chris Brown, Cassie, and Kid Cudi have deleted their pages only to return later.