Nicki Minaj was reportedly the victim of a “swatting” attack this week after an anonymous caller falsely told police her 2-year-old son was being abused.
The prankster contacted child services, which led to Los Angeles Police Department sheriff’s deputies showing up at Minaj’s California mansion, a law enforcement source told TMZ Sunday.
The “Super Freaky Girl” hitmaker, who shares her baby boy with husband Kenneth Petty, spoke to the officers at her home.
After examining the toddler, whose name has yet to be revealed publicly, they determined there were no signs of abuse.
However, a few hours later, another caller phoned 911 to report a fire at Minaj’s house.
It was soon apparent that the rapper had been “swatted,” and there was no truth to the bogus phone calls.
The “Super Bass” rapper, 40, is now pursuing legal action against those involved, the outlet also reported.
Page Six has reached out to reps for Minaj but did not immediately hear back.
“Swatting” is the act of calling the cops or falsely reporting a crime in the hopes a large police response, or even a S.W.A.T. team, will show up at a specific location.
The prank is known for wasting time and resources that could be used for pursuing real crimes.
Minaj’s son, whom she affectionally refers to as “Papa Bear,” arrived in September 2020, nearly one year after she wed Petty, 45.
The musician went into labor just after she “got out of the shower,” she told her fans in a Twitter post, three months after giving birth.
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“As soon as I started scooting over to [Petty] in the bed I just felt the water start coming out,” the “Queen Radio” host said at the time, adding that the “epidural didn’t hurt” and “took [her] ass right to sleep.”
In May 2021, she shared a rare video of her adorable mini-me beginning to walk.
The “Starships” singer previously got candid about parenthood, telling Complex that she was “put here to be a mother.”
“I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I want to make sure I do it in that order,” she said.
“I’ve always felt like that since I was young; my mother always put that in my head.”