AceShowbiz - Erica Mena just wanted to have the time of her life at the 2019 Diamond Ball, only to have her night ruined by fans of Nicki Minaj who kept bothering her outside the event's venue. Still, the "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star would not just let them ruin her night even more by giving them a strong reaction when they called her a fan of the rapper.
In a video that has since circulating on the web, Erica was giving herself some self-love as she said that she felt like a total Barbie when attending the 2019 Diamond Ball that was held at Cipriani Wall Street. However, some people nearby jokingly said that she was referring to herself as one of the Barbz, the name of Nicki's fanbase.
"I'm not, I'm not," Erica was seen completely denying the claim, but people still called her a Nicki fan nonetheless. This, apparently, had made her so mad that she came out with a different response, "You wish. You wish." Her tone even changed, indicating how annoyed she was by their teasing. Her friend, on the other hand, tried to back her up by saying, "She's her own person."
The clip soon went viral on social media, with more than 1 million people watching it. This also got people confused as to why she was so bothered by it because Nicki had never spoke or even personally had issues with her. "This girl been hating on Nicki for whatever reason," one said, as another poked fun at her, "That's what she gets every interview she gets she throws shade."
Some people, meanwhile, suspected that she acted that way because Nicki used to be in a longtime relationship with her fiance Safaree Samuels. The "Anaconda" rapper and Safaree dated for 12 years and the former was very about their relationship for the most part. They called it quits in 2014. He then went on dating lingerie model Zashia Santiago, before ending their relationship and moving on with Erica.