By Cristina Recino
Nicki Minaj is the latest star to alert fans about a TSA agent getting a little too touchy feely at an airport.
The famously voluptuous hip-hop princess took to Twitter to discuss her experience with the Transportation Security Administration at London’s Heathrow Airport, saying, “Pretty sure I was just overtly fondled @ this check point. By a very old lady w/an accent. Word?”
Minaj then took a picture of the back of the TSA agents, which got her into trouble. She had a response to that too: “So TSA always takes pics of me while doing their job! But would u believe they just told ME EYE couldn’t take pics???? Wow. ?#luckyIMsick.”
The "Starships" singer was on her way to the Philippines after performing at Scotland’s T in the Park festival over the weekend.
But Minaj isn’t the only celeb to claim similar fondling at international airports. Khloe Kardashian infamously compared being body searched at the airport to rape, and "Jersey Shore" star Jenni J-WOWW Farley said she was “treated like a criminal” when going through security.
Hoping to bring the incidents of celeb airport harassment to a halt, as we previously reported, the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee met in early June to offer the TSA advice on improving its image and provide suggestions to make the agency more efficient. One of their recommendations included an initiative to implement a more risk-based approach to security focusing on passengers the TSA has less information about.
Meaning famous faces should get a pass through the checkpoints! We'll just let Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee, explain: "There are certain people that are just so well-known that you've just got to use your common sense. Because if you start patting them down, people are going to say, 'They're patting down Beyonce.' I mean, she's not going to blow a plane up.'"
So don't worry, Nicki, Rep. Mike Rogers has your back!