Nicki Minaj Victim Of Swatting Over False Child Abuse & House Fire Claims

Minaj is currently taking legal action to expose the person behind the prank.

BYHayley Hynes
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Just last week, Nicki Minaj made a very exciting announcement to fans via Twitter – her next LP is nearly ready. It's finally set to drop on October 20. The untitled project will be her first since 2018's Queen. It's already been teased with singles like "Super Freaky Girl" and "Red Ruby Da Sleeze." It's obvious that Minaj is doing what she can to keep her energy focused ahead of the big drop, but according to TMZ, some haters are seemingly doing what they can to throw her off.

On Monday (June 5), the Trinidadian received a visit from the police after child services received an anonymous call. Allegations claimed that Minaj is abusing her nearly three-year-old son, Papa Bear, along with her husband Kenneth Petty. Authorities took a trip to the "Barbie Dreams" hitmaker's home around 6 PM. At this time they reportedly spoke with the couple and saw that their little boy is fine. Sources believe the call came in as an act of swatting (placing a prank call with the hope of drumming up police presence at someone's home), which has become a serious problem across the nation.

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Nicki Minaj Falls Victim to Swatting Prank

It would seem Minaj has left someone with a bad taste in their mouth, as that same day another call came in late at night, reporting that her home was on fire. This was later discovered to be completely false, same with recent similar incidents involving Adin Ross and Madison Beer. Insiders say that the fashionista doesn't intend to let this stunt go unnoticed. Rather, she's hired lawyers to expose the people behind the drama and hold them accountable.

Elsewhere in the news, Nicki Minaj was recently hit with a lawsuit for allegedly damaging borrowed jewelry. Her attorney has since dismissed the drama as a ploy for publicity, but time will tell how things play out for the Queen of Rap. Read more about the situation at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.