Nicki Minaj Reschedules North American Leg Of Tour
“This is all happening because I pushed my album back two months,” Minaj said.
August 22, 2018 at 9:50 pm
Nicki Minaj has rescheduled the North American leg of her tour.
Rolling Stone reports Minaj moved the dates to "reevaluate elements of production." Future, her partner on the tour, will not appear solo due to “scheduling conflicts.” Initially slated to begin in September, her North American tour will begin in May 2019.
"Nicki has decided to contribute more time to rehearsal ahead of the tour’s launch to make certain her fans get the absolute best quality show that they deserve," read the media release, obtained by Billboard.
Minaj posted a video on Twitter, explaining the situation to her fans.
My darlings: 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/nBmsE2p9SI— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 22, 2018
“This is all happening because I pushed my album back two months,” Minaj said. “I just finished writing and recording literally hours before the album came out. So now I just simply don’t have the time to rehearse and be on the road in time to give you guys the level of a show I need to give.”
She also confirmed she'll have to find another artist to join her due to Future's exit.
I promise it will be! Love you guys. Thank you 🙏🏽 https://t.co/j4pBy7r3J7— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 22, 2018
Thank you guys. I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store! Next level! I’m so proud of what we’re working on & cant wait to give you the show you deserve! It simply can’t be up & running in a month. I also have TV spots, videos shoots, + Made In America Festival coming up. https://t.co/LAYcUmHtgM— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 22, 2018
On Wednesday, Minaj took to Instagram to add some clarity after multiple outlets reported the tour was cancelled.
You are now in the running for #CockSuckaOfTheDay award on #QueenRadio this Thursday. Barbz get me the name of this writer then hit them & tell them this is one black woman they will not bully into a corner by FRAUDULENT SHAMING TACTICS. So to clarify; because I realize common sense is far from common... I haven’t CANCELLED anything. I reversed the order of the US & EUROPEAN LEGS of my tour. This is for obvious reasons to anyone with a brain. My album was originally going to drop in June which would’ve given me 3 months of tour rehearsal. However, I was still writing & recording up to last week. We are all grown right? We can all do math right? Or will they just pretend to not have basic sense so that they can board the Nicki Hate train & get some clicks? I can’t rehearse 4 WEEKS for a tour I originally planned on rehearsing 3 months for. I give my fans QUALITY. I write & co produce my own music. Therefore, I can’t rehearse while I’m WRITING & RECORDING my album. My true fans understand & know that I will deliver an extraordinary US TOUR which begins in MAY just like I delivered an extraordinary album entitled #Queen. My European fans get the SAME EXACT DATES they’ve always had. Australian fans SAME EXACT DATES they had. Cancelled what? Where? The narrative they are trying to create is disgusting. But I must say, I’m enjoying this. I love bringing some excitement to this shit. I love having the balls others only dream about. Wait, who’s been dreaming about balls? 🙈 There’s another publication I’m giving CSOTD award to. I won’t tell you who. It’s a surprise 😜 Shout out to my fans around the world. I love you guys so much for holding me down. I’m working on a M&G experience for the tour & will update you ASAP.
Minaj's European tour leg will begin February 21. Refunds will be provided for North American ticket sales at the point of purchase.
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