The objectives of her anger were Sharlene Rampersad, who works for Trinidad’s Guardian Media Limited, and Daily Mail reporter James Fielding, the Daily Beast reported.
“His testicles have become swollen,” she announced last week. “His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”
Journalists, understandably, went looking for the man she identified – and Minaj retaliated.
“Sharlene Rampersad B***H YOUR DAYS ARE F*****G NUMBERED YOU DIRTY HOE,” she announced on Instagram, in addition to posting screenshots of the reporter’s efforts to reach her friends and family. Minaj further shared Rampersad’s phone number and image, along with Fielding’s business card.
“Threatening my family in Trinidad won’t bode well for you,” wrote Minaj, who was born in the Caribbean country and raised in New York.
Minaj has met a backlash over her unorthodox opinions on the safety of the vaccine, which she has not yet received. She further declined to attend the Met Gala because of vaccine requirements.
Her outlandish allegations have even caught the attention of the White House.
“We offered a call with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer any questions she had about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters this week, adding: “Our hope is that anybody who has a big platform is going to project accurate information about the vaccine.”
Minaj, 38, has almost 23 million followers on Twitter and 157 million on Instagram.
Rampersad’s employer, Guardian Media Ltd, issued a statement Friday condemning the celebrity’s attack on the journalist.
“Today, in the legitimate pursuit of a story that has both local and international interest, one of our journalists has been subjected to a range of attacks via social media including death threats,” the statement reads. “This is unacceptable and we have taken all measures within our control to ensure her safety and security.
“At Guardian Media Ltd. we denounce intimidation of journalists in any form ... the use of aggression on social media to intimidate can have adverse physical and psychological effects on people. As a responsible media house, we encourage others to stand up against this type of behaviour as we can all make a difference in addressing this global challenge posed by the pervasive nature of social media.”