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Finding Nicki Minaj: Fan Launches Website To Track Her Social Media Absence

Nicki Minaj has been unusually quiet on†social media in 2018. The self-proclaimed Black Barbie hasn’t posted anything since uploading a selfie to Instagram on December 30.

As expected, Minajís disappearance hasnít gone unnoticed by her loyal legion fans. One fan in particular,†Nicholas Burrus, started a new website to track how many days itís been since the Young Money rapper last posted online.

Burrus launched†FindingNicki.com†on Friday (February 2) after he and†friend†Morley recognized a prolonged absence from social media was†strange behavior for Minaj, who is a frequent user both Twitter and Instagram.

ďWhen Morley] was over at my house on Friday night, he looked at Nickiís Instagram and showed me that she hadnít posted anything since December 30,Ē Burrus said in a statement to HipHopDX. ďHe told me something like, ĎItís weird. She posts all the time.í I agreed because it was weird how she disappeared Ö Disappearances are very unlikely for her.Ē

Burrus believes the websiteís Finding Nemo and Finding Dory themes†are a fitting parody.

ďI told Morley] I could do a missing poster for her,Ē†he said. ďHe laughed and told me to do it. So, I started browsing photos, and the one I used for FindingNicki, Morley choose that one. So I used it. I was trying to think a name, and for some reason, FindingNicki popped into my head, and I went with a parody Finding Nemo/Finding Dory and spent a little bit creating the site and surprising Morley with it.Ē

As far as her absence from social media, Burrus†thinks itís a result Minaj working on her next album, as well as enjoying some downtime after a tumultuous†few months (Minajís brother was found guilty raping his former stepdaughter last November and she reportedly split with Nas†in January).

ďI think there are many possible places Nicki could be,Ē Burrus said. ďThe last few months couldnít be easy at all. I think she is working on her new album without distractions and taking a much needed break for herself … An absence like this is very unusual for her. I just hope she is doing well!Ē