Nicki Minaj had wanted to visit the students at her alma mater Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School, but was denied because she wanted to film the whole appearance.
On Thursday, the rapper angrily tweeted, ‘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.’
‘I guess I’m not good enough,’ she complained. ‘That school changed my life and I wanted to pay it forward to the students there now. I was really looking forward to it.’
But according to the New York City Department of Education, Minaj was only denied meeting with students because she wanted to bring cameras along to film the whole thing – something the school never allows.
A spokesman for the department told Gossip Cop, ‘Of course alumni are welcome back to our campuses and we love to celebrate their success, providing it does not interrupt the educational process. Alumni visit all the time and address students. However, we do not allow reality TV to be filmed on school property. For documentaries, any visit to a public school must be educational in nature and cannot intrude on instruction.’