If it isn’t common knowledge by now, Young Money raptress Nicki Minaj is the last person you would want to strike up controversy with.
But that didn’t stop Verizon from having a go at it when they accused the Barb of disloyalty to T-Mobile over a Twitter photo with the Verizon name attached to it.
The photo in question is a screenshot of Nicki from a phone that seems to have Verizon wireless as its service provider. As a result, the official Twitter handle of Verizon retweeted the photo, posted by another user, next to a photo of her in the T-Mobile promotional commercial. The caption reads, “Nicki Minaj promotes T-Mobile but uses Verizon.” To top it off, the user behind Verizon’s account threw more shade with a spin on a classic Nicki line, “T-Mo, what’s good?”
Surely enough, Ms. Minaj clapped back with the quickness, correcting that the photo was a screenshot from her camera man’s phone. Not hers. If this wasn’t a valuable lesson in fact-checking, I don’t know what is.
But how’s that for a technical difficulty right?
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