Nicki Minaj arrives at the 38th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) By Chris Pizzello
DALLAS (AP) -- Records show police were called to a Dallas hotel after rapper Nicki Minaj argued with a friend, whom she said shoved a suitcase across her chin and lip.
An incident report says Minaj, whose real name is Onika Maraj, refused to file a police report after the Monday call. She opened a Britney Spears concert Tuesday in Dallas.
The incident report says Minaj asked a hotel employee to call police and told an officer she was sharing a room with the man with whom she was arguing. The report says she had slight bruising and the inside of her lip was cut.
In tweets Wednesday, Minaj seemed to deny reports of being hit, saying anyone who "slapped or punched" her would "leave on a stretcher."