Nicki Minaj Reveals The Real Reason For Postponing Entire US Leg Of Joint Future Tour
22 August 2018, 10:23
Nicki has pushed back her US tour...
The ‘Queen’ rapper shocked fans when news broke about her delaying the US dates of her upcoming tour in favour of starting the tour in Europe instead.
However she took to social media to explain the situation to her fans: “Future and I will now start the European leg of our tour first, those dates will stay exactly the same.
“The US leg of the tour will now start in May . Because of that with Future’s schedule, I may have to take another co-headliner or I may just do it like I did the Pinkprint tour and it wouldn’t be a co-headline. I might just have three or four opening acts. I still am going to do Australia in January.”
Nicki Minaj then admitted that the anticipated tour had been pushed back because of the long delay on her new album ‘Queen’.
The rapper said she had pushed her fourth studio album back by two months and only finished writing and recording hours before the album came out.
“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. [Creative director] Jamie King and I are working tirelessly to give you the best show of my life. I apologise but it’ll be worth it.”
Watch Nicki Minaj’s explanation above.
However a source has told Page Six that the tour has likely to have been delayed because of poor ticket sales.
“Nicki’s tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist. These are big arenas with up to 20,000 capacities. Sales for opening night in Baltimore is 2,000 tickets. LA is 3,400, New Orleans 1,000, Denver 1,300, Chicago 3,900. Even her hometown Brooklyn is only 5,050.”
Nicki Minaj is yet to respond to these claims.
The Young Money star made an appearance at the MTV VMAs earlier this week, alongside a host of celebrities names.
Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner reportedly had to move seats away from Nicki Minaj following her huge Twitter rant against the couple over album sales.