Trinidad native and Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has exposed scammers and revealed one of their industry tricks that takes place with most high-profile artists.

Nicki Minaj told her 1.5 million fans on twitter that scammers pose as fans to get closer to an artist.

“New scam. 4-5 ppl wait 4 me every city I land in. Pose as fans, take a pic w/me, put it on the net, then SELL fake AUTOGRAPHED POSTERS,” Minaj tweeted Friday (October 22).

“Its probably a multi-million dollar operation @ this point. They do it to ALL your favorite artists.”

“Moral of the story: unless u hear otherwise from the mouth of the artist, autographed merchandise is usually fraudulent. Don’t be scammed.” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)

Last month, Minaj called out fake promoters for selling tickets to non-booked shows.

“I didn’t have anything to do with it,” Nicki explained about a fake New Jersey concert. “People are going around pretending that they are able to book me or they’re able to sign paperwork to get me there… It’s a lot of college clubs or college shows being promoted that I have no idea about.”

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