Nicki Minaj took to her Twitter account this afternoon (May 31), responding to allegations that members of her entourage were investigated in the May 25th murder of 21-year-old Irish exchange student, Nicola Furlong, in a Tokyo hotel room.
In a series of tweets directed at blogger Perez Hilton, Nicki refuted any notion that anyone in her camp was involved in the crime.
“Saddened to learn one of my precious fans found tragically murdered in Japan,” Nicki tweeted early Thursday morning. “My love & prayers are with the family of Nicola Furlong,”
Several hours later she took aim at celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton, who reported on the story, tweeting “my dancers had nothing to do w/ this tragedy. No one in my entourage was questioned or arrested. They all flew home from Japan…That person on your sight in NOT my dancer. We do NOT know the men in custody. Too much misleading information.”
The two mentioned men Minaj is referring to are 23-year- old James Blackston and 19-year-old Larry Perry, who were arrested May 24th on suspicion of improperly touching the victim’s friend in a taxi.
Perez Hilton responded on Twitter shortly after with “Will do new post with updated info from you ASAP.” The original report has since been removed from Hilton’s blog, Perezhilton.com.
As of now, no arrests have been made in Furlong’s death and Japanese authorities are still investigating the crime.
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