Nicki Minaj and her family have fallen victim to yet another swatting incident, where a false report led law enforcement to respond to an alleged shooting at her Los Angeles residence. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon (July 29) in the San Fernando Valley, prompting a rapid response from several L.A. County Sheriff deputies, who arrived at Minaj’s home with sirens blaring, believing there had been a shooting.
This recent event marks not the first time Nicki Minaj has been targeted by such a prank. Earlier in June, L.A.P.D. officers were dispatched to her home following a call that falsely claimed her child was being abused. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that no crime had occurred, and the police left the premises.
Only hours later, around 3 a.m. local time, the police received yet another call, this time alleging that Minaj’s home was on fire. This series of swatting incidents has raised concerns, as it is a growing issue not only in California but also across the country, particularly affecting high-profile celebrities residing in the area. Some of the other stars who have faced similar pranks include Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, Kris Jenner, Paris Hilton, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake.
Law enforcement is actively investigating this latest swatting incident to identify and apprehend those responsible for the false reports. Such occurrences pose a significant problem for police resources and public safety, warranting heightened efforts to curb these malicious and deceptive activities.