Nicki Minaj HIV Hoax Pops up on Twitter


Nicki Minaj most likely doesn’t have HIV, but a slew of users on Twitter want you to think that she does.

The users posted the “#pray4nicki” hashtag in each post, reading something like this: “Nicki Minaj, 30, diagnosed with HIV/Aids’ via @BBCBreaking PLEASE RT IF YOU HAVE A HEART @1DWhereAbout.”

“So nicki minaj was just diagnosed with HIV. please show some love and support for this great artist! #pray4nicki,” reads another.

And the BBC Breaking Twitter account, and accounts belonging to TMZ and other websites did not say anything about her getting HIV.

No other media entities reported it, either.

On Friday evening at around 8 p.m. EST, Minaj wrote on Twitter: “Re-post @britneyspears. Had the pleasure of working with both of these wonderful women. Happy Bday…”

She didn’t mention anything about HIV.

Several years ago, rumors spread about singer Justin Bieber dying on Twitter, but that obviously turned out to be a hoax. There have also been a number of false death reports, DUI reports, and other reports from fake TMZ Twitter accounts.

However, what is different about the Minaj-HIV hoax, is that it appears to be a coordinated effort by a number of people, meaning that a website like 4chan.org, which has spread rumors about celebrities in the past, could be behind it. But there appear to be no Nicki Minaj threads currently on the website’s most notorious /b/ subsection.

A number of the Twitter accounts posting Minaj-HIV messages have few followers and appear to be recently created.

So until a publicist, a credible media report, or Minaj herself says she has HIV, it’s probably best not to retweet it.


  • George

    Actually there are pictures of the documents leaked by her doctors…I bet this website got paid to post such an update on the matter.

    • IslamMustUnite

      #pray4nicki Its true guys, its not a hoax…
      <3 hope she makes it through

    • Bijou

      So you actually believe this nonsense? Why would a doctor post a personal medical document to the public especially on a personal matter? If this BS WAS true not only Nicki, but anybody can sue the doctors because it was without permission.

  • Rob

    How can you be so racist? You can’t say stuff like that to nicki just cus she’s black…

    • pangtongshu

      >States we were racist for saying it about Minaj because “she is black”
      >Nowhere did we state that was the reason
      >Ends up being racist himself for bringing race into the issue.

      Nice job.

  • Anon

    http://i.imgur.com/6iRWBgX.png

    Cmon learn to do some research…

  • jay

    @disqus_E9fjcwsYDQ:disqus joking about HIV is sick and twisted, disliking someone is fair enough, but joking about their health is inexcusable. if you don’t like an artist, don’t follow news updates about them or listen to their music. It’s simple. God, I hate trolls.

  • pangtongshu

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    Poor Nicki doe..I hope she’ll be ok.

    I’m proud to say I’m one of the few that tried to show her support, to show her that she didn’t have to hide it, and that people will still support her.


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