Nicki Minaj: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Me Or I’m Quitting

April 23, 2012  |  

Add Nicki Minaj to the list of celebrities who’ve threatened to hang up their artist cap (and don’t go anywhere). Last week, Nicki shocked her “barbz” when she deleted her Twitter account and left millions of them in the dark. When pressed about her drastic choice, she told TV host Graham Norton:

“A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did. I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me.”

They might not be waiting for much though if Nicki doesn’t start getting the respect she thinks she deserves. Apparently there are more voices in her head and this time they’re telling her to leave the rap game as a whole. Referring to herself in third person in an interview with BBC Radio 1 host Tim Westwood, Nicki Minaj threatened that she could soon be M.I.A.

“People aren’t even giving the kid props for taking it back to the essence… This is my fourth mixtape, really,” she said referring to her “Roman Reloaded album. “The kid did it like that so she could feed her fans. But really, now the kid is thinking maybe she should leave the game.”

For someone who appears to enjoy the limelight as much as she does, I hardly see her making good on this promise. If anything, it’s reverse psychology to get her barbz to go out and buy more albums. When Jay-Z threatened to retire and quit for two days in 2003 he came right back. Wacka Flocka said he’s done and he’s still hopping on songs, I’m pretty sure the self-titled Barbie isn’t going anywhere.

But let’s say she actually did decide to wave buh-bye to the game. Would you miss her?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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