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Nicki Minaj Berates, Curses Fans After U.K. Concerts Cancellation

The hip-hop star cited strained vocal cords as the reason she couldn't perform, but that didn't stop her from making some aggressive statements.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj said that if she had lip-synched during a series of U.K. concerts due to strained vocal cords, it would have become a major story. Yet while she averted that crisis by canceling the shows this past weekend, she opened a whole different can of worms with the way she made her mea culpa.

Responding to critical fans, Minaj lashed out in a not-so-delicate flurry of tweets Monday morning.

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"I was in jeopardy of losing my voice entirely and needing surgery on my vocal chord [sic]. If u can't understand that, your mother's a WHORE!!!!" she told her followers. "I will NOT let you people make me feel horrible for a f---ing HEALTH issue! That's what got me in this mess! I shldve listened 2 the doctor!"

Minaj's rep told The Hollywood Reporter during the weekend that she exacerbated a pre-existing vocal cord injury when she took the stage Aug. 14 in New York City's Roseland Ballroom, for a show that included Foxy Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne.

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Check out her full Twitter rant below: