July 10, 2019

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out Of Saudi Arabia Concert Following Backlash + Sends This Message

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out Of Saudi Arabia Concert Following Backlash + Sends This Message

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Nicki Minaj pulls out of her Jeddah World Fest performance in Saudi Arabia.

 

Nicki Minaj was set to headline the music festival on July 18th. Since the announcement was made, Nicki has been receiving a lot of backlash.  One Twitter user tweeted, “You can’t ask me to wear the abaya and dress conservative to a concert where you’re bringing Nicki Minaj and all her vulgarity and her songs about shaking her a*s,” she says in Arabic. “She’s going to go and shake her a*s and all her songs are indecent and about sex and shaking a*s and then you tell me to wear the abaya,” she continues. “What the hell?”

 

Well, I guess Minaj was feeling the heat because she has decided to cancel the show and put out the statement: “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest. While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.”

 

The ‘Queen’ rapper took to Twitter and speaks more about why she decided to back out the festival.


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