Verizon Tried to Blast Nicki Minaj, But Ended Up Playing Themselves

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15:  Rapper Nicki Minaj attends TIDAL X: 1015 on October 15, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for TIDAL)

Verizon Tried to Blast Nicki Minaj, But Ended Up Playing Themselves

Did it on 'em.

Published November 23, 2016

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?

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for TIDAL)


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