7:00 AM PT 12/12 — Nicki Minaj's legal threats towards Jesse Palmer were seemingly sparked by a segment the television host did on her. While reporting on Minaj's new boyfriend, registered sex offender Kenny Petty, Palmer told viewers, "This is not the first time that Nicki Minaj has defended a sex offender, remember she supported her brother Jelani Maraj two years ago when he was found guilty of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl."
The clip, which aired Tuesday evening on Daily Mail TV, can be seen above.
Minaj made the vague legal threat Tuesday on Twitter, tweeting at the "Daily Mail TV" host, "The barbz are getting more tuition & student loan money after I sue this hoe @JessePalmerTV."
Minaj elaborated slightly on Instagram, saying, "You just lied on me on nat'l TV & now you're being sued. You better be able to back up what you just said about me with FACTS."
Since Nicki dropped the tweet, the Barbz have come out in full force, leaving thousands of comments on Palmer's social media accounts like, "YOU'RE GOING TO JAIL," "we're tired of seeing you anyway, off with his head," "don't drop the soap," "You will be handled," "Somebody is getting fired," etc.
It's only Tuesday but it has already been a hectic week for Minaj.
On Monday, Nicki Minaj went public with her new boyfriend, Kenny Petty, but the happy couple's announcement was quickly overshadowed by criticism because hours later, it was revealed Petty is a registered sex offender with an extensive criminal record.
Petty was also convicted of manslaughter for the 2002 shooting death of a man and he served seven years in prison.
We reached out to a spokesperson for Palmer and will update the story as necessary.