Following reports she was struck by a man, Dallas police say Minaj was accidentally hit by a suitcase.
By Gil Kaufman
As if any more proof were necessary, Nicki Minaj made it clear on Wednesday morning (July 13) that she is not a lady to be trifled with. The First Lady of Young Money posted a series of tweets denying a TMZ report that she was cold-cocked by an unidentified man at a Dallas hotel on Monday night. According to Dallas police, the incident was much less salacious.
“The fact that u believe a man either slapped or punched me in the face & didn’t leave on a stretcher w/his b—s hangin off?” she wrote on Wednesday morning.
A spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department confirmed for MTV News on Wednesday that officers did respond to a call at the Palomar Hotel on Monday night, but that no action was taken. “We responded to her and a friend arguing over a suitcase, and one of them let go and it hit her in the lip,” said Dallas PD spokesperson Kevin Janse.
That contradicts TMZ‘s story that Minaj told police she was struck on the lip by a man during an argument. The gossip site reported that a heated discussion began at the pool and after Minaj asked a hotel employee to call police, the man went up to their room, where he allegedly struck her on the lower lip. By the time cops and paramedics arrived, the man had left, but Minaj said she did not want to press charges against the gentleman, whom she told authorities she was not in a relationship with.
Though her spokesperson could not be reached for comment on the incident, Minaj followed with another tweet that made her already crystal position on the subject even clearer. “The media could pee on ur leg & tell u its raining. You’d believe it. You’d believe u were an adopted martian if TMZ told u so.”
Minaj performed without incident on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas alongside tourmate Britney Spears.