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Mo' Followers, Mo' Problems: Nicki Minaj Reveals The Perils Of Being Famous On Social Media After Attempting To Join Snapchat

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My sincerest hope is that you recognize by clicking on this article, you're acknowledging the fact that I'll be sympathizing with celebrity culture—that is to say, in this instance, I feel badly for famous people. Sure, Nicki Minaj has the sort of opulent lifestyle most people only dare to dream of, but does that negate her essential humanness? Does having money exclude you from indulging in the simplest pleasures like social media without being bombarded like a piece of kobe beef among a pack of dogs?

Nah, I don't think so. It's 2017 for chrissakes, can't a lady get her Snapchat on peacefully?! After all, she was really just trying to provide her fans with yet another platform to connect with her on! But of course, ya'll had to go and ruin it.

Granted, it can be argued Minaj should have seen the shit storm coming. I mean she does have 81.9 million Instagram followers, after all. That's a whole lotta people, it only stands to reason her Snapchat would double or even triple that! I'm not really here to discuss logistics, though. I'm here to present evidence— you know, provide you all with the 411 like the hip-journalist I am and then let you decide for yourself if this whole situation is absolutely absurd (which, yes, it is).

So, ironically enough, Nicki was having some technical difficulties in the beginning of her excursion into the Snapchat unknown. Perhaps she should have taken that as omen, but no! As any good, strong 30-something trying to navigate an unfamiliar social media platform, she persevered!

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Moral of the story? Be content with the 202 followers you have. It's more than enough, I promise! And I'm sure Nicki would too. Sure, social media fame sounds fun, but imagine literally having your day burdened by Snapchat. I mean, can you think of anything more dismal?? No, I didn't think so.

Esquire

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