Nicki Minaj has a lot of memories attached to her New York high school. So, she decided to speak to the students and pay a visit to her school. However, things did not go as planned or expected. When Nicki Minaj approached Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and offered to make an appearance as part of a treat for kids, the school officials turned it down!
Thus, the disappointed Anaconda singer expressed herself on twitter. She wrote, "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 (shake my head)".
She added, "That school changed my life and I wanted to pay it forward to the students there now. I was really looking forward to it."
After the tweets, school rep and principal Dr. Lisa Mars cleared up the whole situation. They stated that Minaj's offer was rejected as she wanted to bring a film crew with her to document the visit, which would be a violation of the New York City Department of Education's child privacy policies.
On the other side, this snub has made Hempstead Board of Education president Lamont Johnson offer Nicki Minaj the opportunity to stop by Hempstead High instead.
Johnson said, "Hempstead School District, which has had some recent hardships, feels it (a visit by Minaj) would be a boost to their students... We have several challenges and I want our children to believe and to feel that they have a chance...
"I think she's a person that's shown that she didn't forget where she's from and I think Hempstead schools are similar to the area that she came from."