Minaj explained on Twitter that Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, a New York performing arts school (aka the school from the movie Fame), declined her offer to visit to speak. The principal apparently told the singer something along the lines of "Thanks, but no thanks."
I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined. No need for me to inspire them, I guess. Smh— Anaconda (@NICKIMINAJ) September 11, 2014
That school changed my life and I wanted to pay it forward to the students there now. I was really looking forward to it.— Anaconda (@NICKIMINAJ) September 11, 2014
Minaj and her fans were clearly hurt by the rejection.
In fact, many fans took to Twitter to support the singer.
I'm still in disbelief that the principal declined her visitation to motivate. Does she not know how much Nicki impacts this generation?— Яᵃyᵐᵒnᵈ (@RayYoWTF) September 11, 2014
Nicki is honestly the ONLY person that motivates me to go to school. My parents don't really push me like that...— P™ 11.24 (@MyTittiesBIGGER) September 11, 2014
Still, Minaj was clearly affected by the sentiment, especially since she's previously spoken so highly of the school and the education she received. In a 2013 interview with Teen Vogue, the "Anaconda" singer said, "It was the first time I felt like I really fit in. Everyone there was creative. For once, I didn't feel like there was something weird about me."
It seems that after you find success, this school is definitely not all about acceptance if they don't agree with your performances. No one from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School has commented on the situation yet.
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