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, Minajs disappearance hasnt gone unnoticed by her loyal legion fans. One fan in particular, Nicholas Burrus, started a new website to track how many days its 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.
When Morley] was over at my house on Friday night, he looked at Nickis Instagram and showed me that she hadnt posted anything since December 30, Burrus said in a statement to HipHopDX. He told me something like, Its weird. She posts all the time. I agreed because it was weird how she disappeared Disappearances are very unlikely for her.
Burrus believes the websites Finding Nemo and Finding Dory themes are a fitting parody.
I told Morley] I could do a missing poster for her, he said. He 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.
As far as her absence from social media, Burrus thinks its a result Minaj working on her next album, as well as enjoying some downtime after a tumultuous few months (Minajs brother was found guilty raping his former stepdaughter last November and she reportedly split with Nas in January).
I think there are many possible places Nicki could be, Burrus said. The last few months couldnt 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!