There ere some reports of controversy surrounding Nicki Minaj during her tour in Japan.
Reportedly one of her dancers, James Jamari Blackstone and his friend Larry met an Irish foreign exchange student, Nicola Furlong and her friend after Nicki’s concert. The to invited girls over to their hotel room to spend the night. And the next morning, after neighbors filed a complaint about the noise, police found Larry in the same hotel room standing over Nicola’s dead body. She was pronounced dead in a hospital and according to police reports, the cause of death was strangulation. Police also noted that the girl was sexually assaulted, most probably when she was already dead.
Both Larry and James were arrested on the spot and have been charged with the alleged sexual assault of Nicola’s friend (name undisclosed) and also questioned about Nicola’s death.
While there is not much information about Larry, James Jamari Blackstone was previously associated with being a back-up dancer for Black Eyed Peas and Omarion.
Nicki Minaj, however, denies that James or Larry were touring with her and a part of her dance crew. In particular, she addressed Perez Hilton who broke the news earlier:
“Saddened to learn one of my precious fans found tragically (dead) in Japan. My love & prayers are with the family of Nicola Furlong.
@PerezHilton my dancers had nothing to do w/this tragedy. No one in my entourage was questioned or arrested. They all flew home from Japan. @PerezHilton that person on your sight is NOT my dancer. We do NOT know the men in custody. Too much misleading information.”
Wow..that’s a crazy story. What y’all think?