Nicki Minaj — Escalaphobia
Nicki Minaj is a controversial pop icon, but that hasn’t kept her from staying true to herself. Originally from Trinidad, she became the first African-American singer to have seven singles on the charts at the same time. You’d think she wouldn’t be scared of anything.
One time at the NBA Players Association Gala, Minaj was faced with taking an escalator to meet photographers. She refused, and some speculated it was due to her wearing high heels at the time. But it’s really due to her escalaphobia — fear of escalators! She demanded the photographers come up to her instead.
It’s rumored that Nicki has had this fear for a while, but it didn’t really come out until she was faced with it at the Gala.