NYC Dept. of Education reacts to Nicki Minaj being turned away from her high school

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Nicki Minaj has to bone to pick with her Alma Mater, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City.

Minaj graduated from the school in 2000 and was planning on speaking with current LaGuardia students yesterday but was allegedly turned away by the school’s principal.

“I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined,” Minaj tweeted. “No need for me to inspire them, I guess.”

When asked by one of her 18.1 million followers if the school gave a reason, Minaj said, “Not really … I guess I’m not good enough.”

She later tweeted, “That school changed my life and I wanted to pay it forward to the students there now. I was really looking forward to it.”

TheGrio reached out to LaGuardia High School for a comment and received the following statement from Marge Feinberg at the New York City Department of Education press office.

We do not allow reality TV to be filmed on school property. For documentaries, any visit to a public school must be educational in nature and cannot intrude on instruction, and the decision about whether we can accommodate visits from celebrities is entirely up to the Principal who manages the property.

Follow’s Entertainment Editor Chris Witherspoon on Twitter @WitherspoonC.