In what is being referred to as a swatting prank, which is frequently used against gamers and live-streamers, authorities turned up at recently minted Call of Duty operator Nicki Minaj‘s Los Angeles abode over the weekend.
Counties sheriff deputies from the SFVPD (San Fernando Valley Police Department) reportedly arrived on July 29 at Minaj’s $19.5 million farmhouse with flashing lights and sirens. cops added that when someone called 911 and said someone had been shot at her house, cops sped to the location.
SFVPD called it a hoax call when they arrived and could not find any victims of the incident. Since this is the third time this has happened to Minaj this year, she wasn’t pleased to see deputies once more.
According to TMZ, someone reported Minaj to the police in June, saying her kid was being harmed. A second 911 call was made to the cops twenty-four hours later, claiming that the “Super Bass” rapper’s home was on fire.
Both incidents were determined by police to be swatting jokes. Minaj said at the time that she engaged attorneys to ensure that people in charge were held accountable and exposed.
Nicki Minaj Deals With Swatting Once More
Swatting is a risky style of pranking that first appeared in the early 2000s but gained popularity during the internet boom of the mid-2010s. It involves someone phoning the police, usually on a live-streamer, with the intention of summoning a sizable police presence to a certain person’s address.
Live-streamers Keffals (trans political pundit), Kai Cenat (Just Chatting), and QTCinderella (The Streamer Awards creator) have all experienced this type of internet harassment.
This risky prank wastes police resources and, in rare instances, even results in tragic fatalities.
It is also illegal, and anyone who participates in the “prank” risks receiving lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and any other related punishments.
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