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The Barbz is the name for the group of devoted fans of Nicki Minaj. Typical activities forBarbz include following Minaj on Twitter at the address @NICKIMINAJ, listening to Minaj's music, getting their boobs signed, and many other activities.

-TeamMinaj

Terminology

While "the Barbz" can refer to the entire fan base as a whole, there are several terms coined by Minaj that refer to Barbz more specifically. All of these terms are typically pluralized with the letter 'Z' per Minaj's Twitter lexicon.

Barbz

Harajuku Barbiez, also shortened to Harajuku Barbz, Barbiez, HBz, and most commonly Barbz[1] are all of Minaj's fans. The name derives from Minaj's girly-girly alter-ego, The Harajuku Barbie, and the fashion she promotes. The singular Harajuku Barbie or HB is also used by Minaj to describe the head of all the barbiez—herself—without specifically implying that it is the alter ego speaking.[2]

Ken Barbz

Harajuku Kenz, also called HKz, Kenz, and most commonly Ken Barbz are Minaj's homosexual male fans.[3] The name derives from the term Barbz but gets the term "Ken" from the name of the Barbie doll's boyfriend.

Boyz

Boyz are Minaj's male fans that are heterosexual. Minaj confirmed this fact via Twitter, although she has since stopped using this term.[4]

References

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