Nicki Minaj: I’m Not Copying Lady GaGaPublished by Runteldat on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 11:50 am.
While she says she’s extremely happy with her Billboard cover story, Nicki Minaj did take to Twitter to make one thing clear: She did not get her nickname for her fans from Lady GaGa.
It seems the writer of the story alleged that Minaj “took a cue” from GaGa in referring to her fans as “Barbz.” GaGa has infamously coined the term “little monsters” to describe her fans.
But, if you’ve followed Nicki over the years, then you know she’s been on that Barbz kick for quite some time.
If you didn’t know, Nicki broke it down:
I didn’t “borrow a page” out of anyone’s book. i’ve been calling my fans barbz way b4 i’ve ever heard any1 b called a “monster”
its funny how ppl jump to conclusions. maybe a lil black girl from queens couldn’t think 2 call her fans barbz on her own. go figure
that was in reference to the billboard mag cover story. (a story i absolutely love but i felt the need to clear that one little thing up)
i was underground for a very long time. ppl seem to think i popped up yesterday & started calling my barbz “barbz”. its unfair to assume
its ok 2 give everyone their individual props. no need to lump them all into 1. it undermines the work i’ve put in. the work my fans put in