Nicki Minaj Doesn’t Know Who Zac Efron Is, So She Was Very Confused To Learn They Had Sex

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Sometimes I think celebrities really are like us. They pick up their dogs’ poop and go on disastrous first dates and have opinions about Miley Cyrus’ VMAs performance, even if we don’t really care to hear them. And then sometimes Nicki Minaj says she has no idea who Zac Efron is, and that concept of celebrity normalcy just goes out the window.

This whole thing started when Star magazine reported that Nicki and Zac had a “steamy night together” earlier this year. She might have even shared the K in her name with him. Sexay. But if that rumor’s true, there must have been so much steam that Nicki never got to see his face, because, according to Gossip Cop, she tweeted (then deleted), “Who exactly is Zac Efron tho? I’m sorry, I’m so confused.” A fan reportedly responded with a shirtless picture of him (the only logical way to explain Zac Efron) and she then said, “Oooohhhh ok… Well I guess that rumor isn’t so bad after all. lmfao.”

This situation leads me to ask two things. One, did Nicki Minaj confuse the Twitter “compose” box with the Google or maybe Ask Jeeves search bar and accidentally share her online inquiries with us? Justin Timberlake already got me thinking maybe celebrities don’t know how to use search engines with that whole “Take Back the Night: This is an Existing Organization Focused On Sexual Assault? I Had No Idea There Was A Way To Double Check That” thing, and now this happens? Who are these celebrities and how do we reprogram them to be regular humans?

And two, who in the world doesn’t know who Zac Efron is? I mean, I know Nicki spends a lot of time perfecting her “Katy Perry on steroids” fashion sense and probably doing career-related things also, but she’s never seen him introduced at an award show she’s attending or lost her remote and been forced to watch all of High School Musical one lazy Saturday afternoon? (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) Even if she didn’t have sex with him, she’s at least dreamed about it, right? RIGHT?

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    • Guest

      I always feel that when people pull the “I don’t even know who he is” card, it’s to diminish that person’s importance. She could have, to your point, simply googled him, and then said, “i’m sorry i’ve never even met Zac Efron.” but, you know, whatever.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Yeah, it makes it sound like he’s not important enough for her look into it on her own.

    • FauxRealFaux

      I think due to Zac Effron’s reputation as a perpetual high school student- most grown women (without children) are not too familiar with who he is and I remember watching HSM and thinking “awww he is such a cute young man” but never did I ever want to “know” who he is as a person. So Nikis reaction is that of an adult woman heavily involved with her genre of music and not the actions of a hebephile.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        I just think as someone in the entertainment industry who has probably attended the same events as Zac Efron, it’s surprising that she would need clarification.

        And even if she didn’t know who he was, it wouldn’t take long to find out. She could still deny the rumors without expressing complete ignorance.

      • FauxRealFaux

        I believe her reaction was genuine and that was her way of denying the rumors.

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