Nicki Minaj recently canceled her highly anticipated U.K., Dublin, and Ireland shows, she took to twitter to announce the cancellation and responded to critical fans in the same breath. Nicki claims to have exacerbated a pre-existing vocal cord injury when she took the stage Aug. 14 in New York City’s Roseland Ballroom.

I am so thankful to my true fans who understand WHY I couldn’t play #VFestival & WHY I can’t play Dublin. Absolutely gutted

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2012

However, if u have anything negative to say to me, please #EatShitAndDie – I am human.

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2012

Like people are hitting me telling me I shldve mimed. No! Then you woulda made a fucking STORY out of that too! #killyafuckingself

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2012