Nicki Minaj sparked mass speculation and hysteria Monday afternoon after tweeting a line that many fans believe to be a taste of an upcoming track. The “Bang Bang” rapper took to social media around noon and posted the mysterious line to her 20 million followers.
“Showed you how to get a bag now u goin shopping,” Minaj tweeted out.
The tweet quickly went viral, getting liked over 70,000 times and retweeted over 15,000 times by eager fans who immediately fired up the rumor mill.
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Minaj offered no further explanation other than the 11-word tweet, but fans of the star began offering up, what they thought, was a pretty obvious sign.
“CHILE WHAT ARE THESE LYRICS FOR? Don’t play with us Ms. Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty!” one fan begged.
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“Please let this be the lead single,” another hopeful fan responded.
Others were so excited that Nicki Minaj was dropping some communication, as the star has remained silent on social media for almost one month.
“You just show up you don’t say good afternoon or nun?????” one astonished fan wrote.
As Minaj’s tweet went viral, it wasn’t long before her loyal fans, the Barbz, got their hero trending on social media.
WELCOMEBACKNICKI has been tweeted over 16,000 times and shows no signs of slowing down. Minaj is being welcomed back to social media with open arms after recently announcing how she was taking time off social media during the COVID-19 quarantine.
“I was in full quarantine/hiatus mode. No social media. Had no clue what was going on in the music world,” Minaj wrote before going silent again until June 8.
Although Nicki Minaj has not been promoting herself or career on social media, she has not exactly been silent in the past few days as she has been using her platform as a voice for the Black Lives Matter movement. Minaj has been posting passionate messages about police brutality and the killing of George Floyd.
“When 4 black THUGS commit a crime, if 1 person commits murder, they ALL get charged & CONVICTED. When white THUGS/COPS KILL innocent black people, ALL 4 of them are responsible‼️‼️‼️ They all watched an unarmed man die and did nothing‼️ Why do they have different rules????? Let your voice be heard. Be angry. White people have been using violence against us since the beginning of time. We didn’t invent violence & looting. Will these officers actually get convicted? Probably not. Let your voice be heard. Call & TEXT to be a part of these petitions. May Mr. Floyd Rest In Peace.”