A YouTuber Is Going To Sue Nicki Minaj’s Fans, The Barbz, For Harassment

September 20, 2022 / Posted by:

It was honestly a matter of time before someone faced legal repercussions over this shit and it seems that Nicki Minaj‘s stans have taken the cake for being the most offensive fan group as they’re the first ones getting sued. A YouTuber, Kimberly Nicole Foster, is going to take legal action against The Barbz for all of their alleged death and rape threats against her. I’m not really shocked that the Nicki fans got hit with a lawsuit. They have to defend their Queen from being married to a guy who literally is on a sex offender registry for a crime he admitted to and served jail time for. That has to give you extensive practice at being egregiously awful.

Kimberly spoke with The Daily Beast about her plans for legal action against The Barbz, detailing the online abuse that she’s been dealing with from Nicki’s fans. It recently started up when Kimberly posted a tweet referencing Nicki’s negativity:

Within a few hours, The Barbz had descended on Kimberly:

“It was normal, annoying stuff where I was like, “OK, block and move on…” The messages became more threatening and dark, and then it started to be, “We’re gonna find you. I’m gonna kidnap you, I hope you get raped.””

…In a Zoom call with The Daily Beast on Friday, Foster said she was “overwhelmed” after several days of near-constant harassment. She’s avoided leaving her home, wary of venturing too far outside her guarded apartment complex in Texas.

“I work from home, but I’m definitely more vigilant for sure,” she says.

And they even targeted her family members:

The day she posted her controversial tweet, Foster was supposed to accompany her nieces to school for “Grandfriends’ Day,” in which students are encouraged to bring in a grandparent, family member, or adult family friend for lunch. She had posted about the occasion on Twitter, thinking she was mostly speaking to her somewhat modest audience of about 80,000 followers.

“Someone sent me screenshots about, “I’m gonna find the kids’ address,” and, “I don’t care,” and, “They’ll be collateral damage,”” she recalls.

Threatening to kill random kids in the name of Nicki Minaj is very normal behavior!

Nicki herself and Kimberly got into it once on Twitter when Nicki responded to one of Kimberly’s critiques of her music not being mature enough. Nicki told Kimberly, in part, to“eat a dick you hatin ass hoe.” And Kimberly also has video evidence of Nicki liking the recent online harassment since our Likes are public, did you know? It’s why I stopped liking Jakipz’s posts on my main account.

Nicki also tweeted and deleted a message saying: “I can’t drag her myself that’s for sure.” Kimberly adds that Nicki fuels the hate fire:

Some of the fan accounts responsible for the most vile messages against Foster include bios that brag about the times Minaj followed them or engaged with their tweets. This, Foster believes, is ultimately what motivates them.

“There’s an understanding among the Barbz that the harder they go for her–the more virulent the nastiness–there’s more of an opportunity for her to recognize them,” she says.

Kimberly has already filed a report with her local police department, contacted the FBI, and made plans to file her lawsuit next week. She’s also gathering more evidence–collecting phone numbers, Twitter handles, and IP addresses in order to build her case, which will be a first of its kind:

“In the conversations I’ve had this week, I’ve learned more and more how little precedent there is about online harassment,” Foster tells The Daily Beast. “A lot of the lawyers I’m talking to are guessing, because there’s just not a lot of case law. Most people are not willing to spend the time and the money to see this stuff through. I’m absolutely willing to do that.”

I wouldn’t be totally surprised if Nicki kept quiet about this forever. I mean, when The Barbz were on her side they were riled to such excitement by her presence that they almost caused a riot. Imagine if she turned on them? It’s clear that The Barbz run Nicki Minaj now, not the other way around.

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