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23 August 2018, 12:30
Nicki isn't happy with her current media portrayal...
The ‘Queen’ rapper was furious with Billboard after the publication wrote that she had cancelled her North American tour because she didn’t have enough time to rehearse.
After seeing the article, she launched into a lengthy Instagram rant, encouraging her fans to find the person responsible.
“Tell them this is one black woman they will not bully into a corner by fraudulent shaming tactics,” she said.
Read the full rant below:
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.
In the large statement on Instagram, Nicki Minaj clarified that she didn’t cancel her US tour, she moved it from September 2018 to May 2019.
The New York rapper then explained again that her album was pushed back two months, which led to a lack of rehearsal time.
Therefore it was more convenient for her to move the US leg of the tour after the European leg, which begins in February.
However other reports are suggesting that Nicki Minaj’s tour was pushed back because of a severe lack of ticket sales.
Although Billboard have now clarified that while ticket sales have been slow, it may not be the only reason for the tour being delayed.