Now, the 29-year-old has spoken out -- on camera -- about why she did it, and whether or not she'll ever compose her thoughts, 140 characters at a time.
A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that's what I did . . . I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me. I reply all the time and get to know them by name and I have a really personal bond with them . . . not all 11 million, but at least 10 of them a day, she said on The Graham Norton Show in the UK this week.
Minaj, who is currently promoting her latest release, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, appeared on the talk show in a bondage-inspired outfit, complete with polka dot stockings.
So will Minaj, who has less than 30 days to reactivate her Twitter account, return to her devoted followers online?
I don't know yet. I'm thinking about it. I miss my Barbz, please bear with me, she said on the show.
On Apr. 15, Minaj shocked her fans when she wrote, Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good f**king bye, and temporarily disabled her Twitter account.
She also hinted at a possible Twitter exit when she wrote the following in a series of tweets:
And that's why I'm paying the barbz DUST right now! And deleting my twitter. Smdh - don't cry 4 me argentina . . .on 2nd thought I'll just follow a new set of barbz. The ones I follow r very mean and ratchet. *side eyes them* *looks into the sea 4 more*, Minaj wrote.
The fan site NickiDaily.com removed all its contents after Minaj's Twitter exit, posting only the word CLOSED. The site has since added a re-direct link to another Minaj fan site, Nicki-Minaj.org.
Minaj, who released Roman Reloaded earlier this month, is gearing up for a world tour that kicks off in Sydney, Australia on May 16. She will also be taking part in Wild Jam with Gym Class Heroes in San Jose, Calif. on May 10.
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