A YouTuber who critiqued Nicki Minaj as being “a horrible individual” is planning to file a lawsuit in opposition to Minaj’s followers (familiarly often called Barbz) who she claims crossed the road in constantly harassing her, her household, and threatening violence.
Kimberly Nicole Foster runs the comparatively standard YouTube channel “For Harriet,” which has 202,000 subscribers at press time and markets itself as “Celebrating The Fullness of Black Womanhood.” Foster, a Harvard graduate, drew the ire of the Barbz with a tweet final week the place she mentioned, “Nicki is so clearly a horrible individual. Negativity sticks to her like glue. Idk if we’ve ever seen this earlier than.” She informed The Daily Beast that her mentions had blown up at first with “regular, annoying stuff,” however then quickly obtained far worse.
“The messages turned extra threatening and darkish, after which it began to be, ‘We’re gonna discover you. I’m gonna kidnap you, I hope you get raped.’”
Nicki is so clearly a horrible individual. Negativity sticks to her like glue. Idk if we’ve ever seen this earlier than.
— Kimberly Nicole Foster (@KimberlyNFoster) September 12, 2022
Foster mentioned that the harassment has gone past the net house. She tweeted about going to her niece’s college for a day earlier than a commenter replied that her niece can be “collateral harm.” Foster claims that Minaj has exacerbated the backlash in the direction of her by liking the harassing replies from the Barbz and posted a video displaying the exercise from Minaj’s verified account on Twitter.
“There’s an understanding among the many Barbz that the more durable they go for her — the extra virulent the nastiness — there’s extra of a chance for her to acknowledge them,” Foster informed The Each day Beast.
There are different cases of Foster critiquing Minaj’s music that followers have been sad about, the place Foster was maybe being ageist in her alternative of phrases and what she selected to focus on.
Within the meantime, the report signifies that Foster continues to be gathering data like Twitter handles, IP addresses, and so on. earlier than submitting her lawsuit. Minaj is claimed to not be the main focus of Foster’s impending authorized filings. It’s an odd flip of the tables within the Nicki-verse although, after Minaj not too long ago filed a lawsuit against a blogger who referred to as her a “cokehead.”