Who is Acacia Brinley? Why Nicki Minaj tweeted YouTuber's selfie after group chat gone wrong
In a bizarre turn of events, Nicki Minaj fans declared war on Acacia Brinley (nee Kersey) on December 21. Those familiar with Acacia Brinley's name know that she became famous as a teenager for being Tumblr's poster girl circa 2012-2014. She used her notoriety to become a popular YouTuber as well. Currently, she is an Instagram influencer and mother of three. But, she has faded into relative obscurity since her teenage heydays.
This is why, when Brinley started trending in relation to Nicki Minaj, many were befuddled about what connected the two and why now? "The last time i heard about Acacia Brinley was that she’s racist, an animal abuser and mistreats her disabled child. what did she do now? i thought we have moved on from 2014. Why does she always resurface," said one fan sulked, talking about Brinley's habit of periodically coming back into the internet spotlight for things she has done wrong. Another tweet commented: "just woke up from a nap to emily saying 'nicki minaj just doxed acacia brinley on twitter' and felt like i was in a fever dream", while another user exclaimed in all caps, "Acacia Brinley and Nicki Minaj drama was the last thing I expected on Earth but 2020 just keeps the curveballs coming man".
the last time i heard about acacia brinley was that she’s racist, an animal abuser and mistreats her disabled child what did she do now 😭 i thought we have moved on from 2014 why does she always resurface— x. ❍⁷ (@eternalnamgi) December 21, 2020
just woke up from a nap to emily saying “nicki minaj just doxed acacia brinley on twitter” and felt like i was in a fever dream— rice for brains (@CateWhatever) December 21, 2020
ACACIA BRINLEY AND NICKI MINAJ DRAMA WAS THE LAST THING I EXPECTED ON EARTH BUT 2020 JUST KEEPS THE CURVEBALLS COMING MAN— ☼ (@yellowful) December 21, 2020
The confusion increased for those who caught on late because both Minaj and Brinley have deleted their tweets about the matter since. The beef seems to have started when Nicki Minaj's number was leaked and she was added to a troll group chat meant to harass celebs. Acacia Brinley was also on that group chat and posted a selfie before signing out. Minaj reposted the selfie through her Twitter account in a doxing attempt because she thought Brinley was the one who had leaked her number.
Minaj's fans were quick to take up the cause, going after Brinley for spamming the rapper. "Why is this white broke btch harassing Nicki? be afraid btch cause we pulling up to ya crib," threatened one fan, while another said: "Look what we have here -- a racist bothering Nicki? Yeah when I call u better pick up on the first ring". Another posted a gif of momager Kris Jenner clocking a gun with the caption, "Leave nicki alone". Brinley had it really bad because just in March this year she had to apologize after her old posts with racial slurs surfaced.
Why is this white broke btch harassing Nicki? @AcaciaBrinley be afraid btch cause we pulling up to ya crib and airing dat btch out!— ™️ (@marveonnn2) December 21, 2020
Look what we have here 🗿 a racist bothering Nicki? Yeah when I call u better pick up on the first ring pic.twitter.com/CE2xPmgwUc— 𝔗𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔟𝔞𝔯𝔟ᴺᴹ || #ENDSARS (@THATbarb) December 21, 2020
Leave nicki alone pic.twitter.com/afp1rgkqJ1— alex (@Alexanderjhosx) December 21, 2020
Eventually, the Twitter threats were bad enough for Brinley to take to her Instagram stories to post her side of the narrative. She told her followers that she too had been added to the group chat randomly like Minaj. When she saw all the celeb accounts added to the chat, she thought they were all fake. So she was "having fun" randomly trolling people on the chat with no idea that one of them was the real Nicki Minaj. She posted the selfie right before signing off with the phrase "Gtg" (Got To Go). She hoped her explanatory video would find its way to Minaj and her fans would stop attacking her.
Twitter users debated her actions and posted detailed screenshots of what Nicki had tweeted and Brinley's explanation. "But why would acacia delete that tweet if she wasn’t involved in some way.. who the hell decides to add acacia brinley out of all celebs to a group chat with nicki minaj.. i smell scrambled lies coming from caca!" said one fan who found Brinley's short explanation video unconvincing.
While another fan defended her saying: "Her number was leaked too and put in the GC [group chat] with them, she tried to leave too." However, another tweet commenting about the situation remarked: "why tf was she participating in a gc [group chat] with other people’s iclouds that she didn’t recognize? she sent a selfie knowing it would get her attention"
but why would acacia delete that tweet if she wasn’t involved in some way.. who the hell decides to add acacia brinley out of all celebs to a group chat with nicki minaj.. i smell scrambled lies coming from caca! https://t.co/JgjyF5qoSV— violet ❄️ (@justvioIet) December 21, 2020
Her number was leaked too and put in the GC with them, she tried to leave too 😭 pic.twitter.com/MpNExVR5C4— girl idk... (@MeriemsProblem) December 21, 2020
why tf was she participating in a gc with other people’s iclouds that she didn’t recognize? she sent a selfie knowing it would get her attention argue with your mom idc— ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (@ParticleSoop) December 21, 2020
For now, Minaj seems to have accepted Brinley's explanation and deleted the tweet doxing Brinley from her Twitter feed. But, it is still unknown who had really leaked Minaj's number,