Ever since Nicki Minaj deaded her twitter account, cutting off nearly 11 million followers, many of the extremely active members of her Barbz fan community have been frantically trying to figure out if this was just a temporary hiatus? Like a social media time out for some fan sites that angered her?
Meanwhile, Nicki has been in London doing press all week, along with her right hand man Safaree, and new team addition Manny Hailey (Keyshia Cole’s former manager). She told UK TV host Graham Norton that a “voice inside her head” told her to delete her twitter page.
But when she sat down with my UK radio boss, Tim Westwood…Nicki was much more blunt. Not only does she seem adamant about not re-activating her massive twitter account, but she also talks about “leaving the game.” All of this delivered in a mix of British and Lil Wayne impersonation voices.

Tim gave us two exclusive snippets of the Nicki interview which will air on the Tim Westwood Show, this Saturday 9pm-11pm (London time) on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Tim Westwood: We miss you on twitter, baby. We can’t stalk you properly when you’re not on twitter. We started a trending topic… Here was our hashtag…
Nicki Minaj: (*reading outloud*) #NickiMinajPleaseComeBackToTwitterWeLoveYouAndItIsntTheSameWithoutYouDoItForTheBarbzAndKenAndEveryoneThatLoveToWearPinkOnAFridayGiveMeLife
TM: Are you gonna come back?
Nicki: (*pauses*)….No.
TM: For real? Come on, baby.
Nicki: Tim, I can’t.
Tim: We miss you.
Nicki: I miss my Barbs.
Tim: We want you back.
Nicki: (*English accent*) But I can’t come back. I just can’t. Don’t make me, Tim. Please don’t.

But then Nicki also expresses some frustration with not being appreciated…and confesses: “The Kid is thinking maybe she should leave the game.”

Listen to our clips of Nicki Minaj x Tim Westwood…
After the jump

Nicki Minaj and Tim Westwood Clip #1: Will She Return to Twitter

Tim Westwood: We miss you on twitter, baby. (Nicki: Do you?) We can’t stalk you properly when you’re not on twitter. We started a trending topic, and it was strong out there. Here was our hashtag…
Nicki Minaj: (*reading outload*) #NickiMinajPleaseComeBackToTwitterWeLoveYouAndItIsntTheSameWithoutYou..
DoItForTheBarbzAndKenAndEveryoneThatLoveToWearPinkOnAFridayGiveMeLife

TM: And interestingly enough, I got “pause of the week” on twitter because of that trending topic.
Nicki: Get out! Well, welcome to the pause lifestyle. Because you ride or die for the kid! Why they mad?
TM: Are you gonna come back?
Nicki: (*pauses*)….No.
TM: For real? Come on, baby.
Nicki: Tim, I can’t.
Tim: We miss you.
Nicki: I miss my Barbs.
Tim: We want you back.
Nicki: (*English accent*) But I can’t come back. I just can’t. Don’t make me, Tim. Please don’t.

*Pepsi cries a cola river*

Nicki Minaj and Tim Westwood Clip #2: Frustration and Thoughts of Retirement

Tim Westwood: Now Roman Reloaded
Nicki Minaj: What’s really good?
TM: What’s really really good? Straight bangin’, baby.
Nicki: Thank you Tim.
TM: It’s what we needed.
Nicki: I think so.
TM: It’s what us Barbz needed.
Nicki: And now you got it. You got it.. cruising down like this, know what I’m saying.. in the “Hov Lane”… “Beez In The Trap” (*from here on, Nicki uses her Lil Wayne impersonation voice*)
Nicki: People aren’t even giving the kid props for taking it back to the essence… This is my fourth mixtape really. You know what I’m saying. The Kid did like that so she could feed her fans. But really, now the Kid is thinking maybe she should leave the game.
Safaree: They ungrateful, they ungrateful in these streets
Nicki: Not my barbz, but all these other folks finna make her leave the game.

Hmm. Who do you think Nicki is most disgruntled with? The buying public? The press? Radio?

Thanks to Tim and Hassan for the scoop. You can hear Miss Info’s Celeb Drama on the Tim Westwood Show tomorrow, along with the full Nicki Minaj interview…Saturday 9pm-11pm (London time) on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Related: Nicki Minaj Deletes Twitter Page: 11 Million Followers Put On Time Out
Nicki Minaj Explains Why She Deleted Twitter: “A Voice in My Head Told Me To”
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