- Nicki Minaj tried to dox two journalists who were trying to contact her cousin’s friend with “swollen testicles.”
- She shared their contact details on Instagram and told one Trinidian reporter that her days are “numbered.”
- Minaj has been mired in controversy since she tweeted bizarre claims about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Nicki Minaj tried to dox two journalists who were attempting to contact the Super Bass singer’s cousin’s friend following her bizarre COVID-19 claim about his swollen testicles.
The rapper, who has been mired in controversy since posting now-infamous tweets about swollen balls, encouraged her fans – Barbz – to target the reporters. In a string of Instagram stories, Minaj posted the contact details of the journalists, inviting her fans to make spam calls, and issued a threat to one of them.
“Sharlene Rampersad BITCH YOUR DAYS ARE FUCKING NUMBERED YOU DIRTY HOE,” she wrote on Instagram.
Minaj shared screenshots of a conversation on WhatsApp between her cousin and Trinidadian reporter Sharlene Rampersad. In the screenshots, Rampersad can be seen persuading a relative of Minaj to speak with the media outlet she works for – Trinidad’s Guardian Media Limited.
-Dr. Benjamin Braddock (@GraduatedBen) September 17, 2021
Minaj claimed in her Stories that reporters were “forcing” her family to “hide out” and issued another threat in a follow-up post. “Threatening my family in Trinidad won’t bode well for you,” she wrote, before sharing Rampersad’s phone number and an image of her.
The rapper also posted the business card of James Fielding, a senior reporter at the Daily Mail, the Daily Beast reported.
Fielding did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Rampersad shared a thread on Twitter condemning Minaj’s actions. “When you use your international platform to spread lies, you hurt us,” she wrote. “We aren’t some island fantasy you get to bring up if you’re bored. 1,391 people have died from COVID-19 here. Leave us alone now.”
-Sharlene D Rampersad (@TriniReporter) September 16, 2021
Her employer, Guardian Media Limited, also shared a statement on Twitter. The thread said that Rampersad had received death threats on social media.
“At Guardian Media Ltd, we denounced intimidation of journalists in any form,” the statement said.
-Kalain Hosein (@KalainH) September 17, 2021
Insider reached out to Minaj’s management for comment but did not immediately receive a response.