Tuned In: Nicki Minaj Quits Twitter Over Alleged Song Leaks

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Nicki Minaj's beloved "Barbz" are in mourning this week, as the Queens-bred rapper joined a long list of celebrity Twitter quitters on Sunday evening after she accused a fansite of leaking new songs. Somewhere, Lil Kim is probably taking credit for this. Also in music news, Kanye West has caved to cough remedy makers and changed the name of his new song, Tupac Shakur visited Coachella in the form of a hologram, and Courtney Love reunited O.G. Hole for the first time since 1999.

  •  Nicki Minaj has 30 days to return to Twitter before her account vanishes into the ether, along with its 11 million followers. Fear not, Nicki fans: The so-called Harajuku Barbie will most likely be back in fine retweeting form before you can count all the booty closeups in her new music video for "Beez in the Trap."

Minaj's Twitter tantrum kicked off after she accused fansite Nicki Daily of leaking songs from her album Roman Reloaded. Minaj initially blocked the fansite's Twitter (which no longer exists), but apparently became so frustrated she decided to throw in the towel (again, we're sure this is temporary).

"And that’s exactly why I’m paying the barbz DUST right now! And deleting my twitter," Minaj ranted. "Like seriously, it’s but so much a person can take. Good f—ing bye."

Minaj may be under extra stress these days: Her estranged father recently responded to Nicki's claims that he'd attempted to burn their house down, calling her version of events "highly exaggerated" and expressing devastation at her choice of words. Family drama does not make for a happy superstar.

  •  Lil Kim fans are taking Minaj's departure as a strange form of victory. Cling to what you can, I guess. Sample tweets:

"Nicki Minaj deletes her twitter, then Lil Kim trends twice now Tupac, Hopefully this means hip hop is coming back to life."

"I wish biggie was alive.. I wonder if nicki minaj would be dissing lil kim still lol. He'd eat her ass up, literally and lyrically"

"Nicki's last two music vid sucked and flopped, her recent album flopped, her fans trended to delete her twitter.. dont mess with Lil Kim"

  •  Kanye West has changed the name of his new tune "Theraflu" to "Way Too Cold," which is really not that cool. It's likely the rapper was responding to pressure from the makers of Theraflu, who stated that they in no way endorsed or approved of West's name-dropping. It seems lines like, “So cold I need Theraflu, I’m so high I need parachutes" aren't brand-friendly.

  •  It was Tupac Shakur and not Nate Dogg who joined Snoop Dogg onstage in hologram form during the first weekend of the Coachella Music Festival. Though many critics noted the impressive state of Shakur's hologram's abs, many weren't impressed by the slain rapper's posthumous version of "2 of Americaz Most Wanted," as it was kind of sad.

  •  Courtney Love, who just apologized for spreading a rumor about Dave Grohl macking on her 19-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain, joined her former Hole bandmates Patty Schemel, Melissa Auf Der Maur and Eric Erlandson for two songs at a screening of Schemel's documentary Hit So Hard.


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