Bad news US fans! Nicki Minaj postpones NickiHndrxx Tour, goes ahead with its European leg instead
Originally scheduled to kick off on September 21 in Baltimore, Maryland, the North American section of the tour will now be postponed to a later date, to be announced in time.
What's happening with Nicki Minaj and her NickiHndrxx Tour, is the question that is currently on every fan's mind. At first, there were rumors of declining ticket sales and then taking things to another level, the 'Chun-Li' hitmaker seemingly lashed out at rapper Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner over the promotion of his album 'Astroworld'.
Now latest update is that the 35-year-old rapper might have canceled the North American leg of her music tour altogether, according to Live Nation states a report in Rolling Stones. Originally scheduled to kick off on September 21 in Baltimore, Maryland, the North American section of the tour would now be postponed to a later date, to be announced in time.
As proposed, however, dates for the European tour would remain as it is. Although fans might miss out on the opportunity to see Future co-headline with the 'Bang Bang' hitmaker. “Due to scheduling conflicts Future will not be on the North American run,” a statement from Live Nation confirmed “Nicki Minaj will be announcing new North American dates to kick off in May 2019. Refunds for the previously scheduled North American dates will be available at point of purchase, with new Nicki Minaj on-sale details announced soon.”
Apparently, Minaj "has decided to reevaluate elements of production," because of which instead of North America, the tour will continue with the European leg, kicking off on February 21, 2019, in Munich, Germany. Future would also be present during this section of the tour.
The report comes amid speculations of low ticket sales. After news broke on Tuesday, Minaj herself took to social media to apologize to the legions of her fans for the delay. While, according to the rapper, Future would still be present for the European run of her tour, she "may have to take another co-headliner," or just have "three or four opening acts."
"This is all happening because I pushed my album back two months. I just finished writing and recording hours before the album came out. So now, I just simply don't have to time to rehearse, and be on the road, and give you guys the level of the show I need to give," Minaj shared adding, "I really apologize, but it'll be worth it."
Ironically, just days before canceling the tour, Minaj had indulged in a Twitter rant about her album, 'Queen' failing to make it to the no. 1 spot. In the process, she even took a jab at Scott and his reality star girlfriend.
“I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & Stormi. Lol. Im actually laughing,” she had shared, only to add later on, “People are calling me thinking I’m huffing & puffing. Omg y’all this is sarcasm/dry humor."
Humor or not, fans are surely not going to be all gaga about this.