There was plenty about which to speculate after Nicki Minaj‘s police report detailing the alleged assault by Safaree Samuels surfaced last week, but at least one thing was clear: Minaj was born December 9, 1982.
But wait! That’s not what Minaj had been saying. As recently as June of last year, Minaj was reporting her birth year as 1984 (ironically, in a Vibe cover story entitled “Just How Real Is Nicki Minaj?”) Two months earlier, Media TakeOut had already reported her real birth year as 1982, but without corroboration, the revelation didn’t stick. Last week’s Dallas police report is, it would seem, more than enough independent confirmation. This clarification doesn’t exactly lend credence to Minaj’s series of Twitter denials last week about the incident with Samuels. Minaj has not yet spoken out about the age question.