Resorting to Twitter, Minaj made sure to let her 12.2 million followers know her side of the story.
“Saddened to learn one of my precious fans; found tragically murdered in Japan. My love & prayers are with the family of Nicola Furlong,” she tweeted May 31st.
“@PerezHilton my dancers had nothing to do w/this tragedy. No one in my entourage was questioned or arrested. They all flew home from Japan”
“@PerezHilton that person on your sight is NOT my dancer. We do NOT know the men in custody. Too much misleading information.” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
Despite her remarks, reports claim one of the murder suspects is connected to Minaj.
Local reports from Japan claim that Furlong and her friend were approached by the two men after a Nicki Minaj concert. Witnesses report that the two women were pushed into a taxi. Police are also investigating whether they were drugged before they were assaulted. The American suspects are James Blackston (23) and an unnamed 19-year-old backing musician. Blackston, from south central Los Angeles, had a high profile as a dancer who has worked with Nicki Minaj and the Black Eyed Peas among others. Both men are in Japan working for Japanese singer Ai Carina Uemura. (Irish Central)