Nicki Minaj wanted to go back to her old stomping grounds, LaGuardia Arts High School and show the kiddos there some love, but was shut down by administration. Nicki took to Twitter to voice her frustration and received a few words of comfort from fans.
LaGuardia's Parent Association says Minaj was denied the opportunity because she wanted cameras to capture the moment, according to MediaTakeout.
MediaTakeout also posted a letter from the Parent's Association:
"It has been brought to our attention that Nicki Minaj is attempting to generate publicity for herself by posting negative information about our principal, Dr. Lisa Mars, and LaGuardia Arts High School.
The fact is that Ms. Minaj was told by the NYC Department of Education (DOE) that she would not be allowed to enter the school with a television crew. The DOE has policies in place to protect the privacy and security of all its students. I’m sure we all appreciate the strict enforcement of these policies with regard to the safety of our children.
Yes, Nicki’s offer wasn’t entirely selfless. She was planning on filming the whole thing. I don’t blame the school for saying no.
If it’s a PR war Miss Nicki wants, she’s going to lose. What if she had just played by the DOE’s guidelines? That would have been too easy."
Is the Department of Education pouring salt on Nicki? Or do you think its really about the students?