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Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Postponed Show After Being Detained For Alleged Drug Possession

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By Favour Adegoke on May 26, 2024 at 10:30 PM EDT
Updated on May 27, 2024 at 2:56 AM EDT

Nicki Minaj was recently detained at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam for alleged drug possession, which unfortunately caused her to cancel her concert in Manchester. The award-winning rapper has apologized to fans for the cancellation and promised a reschedule.

In her social media posts, Minaj expressed her frustration with the situation and said the airport delays were intentional sabotage of her "Pink Friday 2 World Tour."

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Nicki Minaj Was Arrested For Alleged Drug Possession

Nicki Minaj

Minaj's concert in Manchester had to be called off after the rapper got arrested in the Netherlands at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for alleged possession of drugs.

After investigating the incident, the Dutch police took to X (formerly Twitter) to announce that the rapper had been fined and was allowed to "continue her journey" to Manchester, where a crowd of fans awaited her arrival.

Minaj made sure to live-stream the heated exchange with police officers on her Instagram page. It showed an official talking to her about the drug possession and her denying it, claiming the weed "pre-rolls" were brought by a security team member.

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The "Ganja Burn" singer could also be seen in the video clip protesting her detention and requesting legal representation before the airport police eventually took her into custody.

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Nicki Minaj Apologized To Fans For The Show's Cancellation

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The delays from the drug possession incident in Amsterdam eventually caused Minaj to cancel her show in Manchester.

Live Nation released a statement about the development, which read, "Despite Nicki's best efforts to explore every possible avenue to make tonight's show happen, the events of today have made it impossible. We are deeply disappointed by the inconvenience this has caused."

Minaj herself also confirmed the cancellation in a video shared by a fan account on social media. In the short clip, the "Bang Bang" rapper told fans, "I love you, and I'm so sorry this happened tonight."

According to Radar Online, she expressed her disappointment with the inconvenience the incident caused her fans and promised the ticket holders a new date.

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She Spoke About The Arrest Incident On Social Media

In her social media posts, Minaj spoke about how frustrated she was and claimed that the incident was sabotage. The rapper explained that the airport authorities mishandled her belongings and caused a big issue over less than five grams of marijuana, which is legal in the country.

On her X account, Minaj tweeted, "Now they said they found weed and that another group of [people] have to come here to weigh the pre-rolls. Keep in mind they took my bags without consent. My security has already advised them those pre-rolls belong to him. Oh yeah, & the pilot wants me to take my ig post down."

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After her eventual release by the Amsterdam airport authorities, Minaj detailed her ordeal on social media. The "Everybody" rapper shared that she spent hours in a jail cell and had her subsequent flight delayed for a while. She also thanked the venue for their support during the incident.

The Rapper Put Her Former Team On Blast

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In a tweet, Minaj accused her former team of deliberately hindering her travel plans.

She said: "They try to make me book another jet every time. All [because] I fired [management] who I found out for years were adding on 30-50K on my jet & pocketing it. I fired a tour [manager] recently who was doing the same thing & mad he got the boot. Their goal is to make me late & to pocket 40k."

Minaj continued in another tweet: "It's to try to make me late so that they can write negative stories. Jealousy is a disease. You know the rest."

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Nicki Minaj Previously Talked About Her Tour Being Sabotaged

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In April, Minaj said her tour was being sabotaged during an online rant about her experiences in Montreal.

The rapper said, "Yesterday my flight scheduled for midnight shut their plane down @ 12:58 PM. Never in 15 years have I heard of anything like that. A 70K G4 and thought we were going to PAY THEM for that flight as well as whatever flight I'd have to get on next. They thought wrong."

Minaj shared that the schedule for her flight kept being postponed despite her already scheduled show for 9:30 pm in Canada. The "Anaconda" rapper further said the sabotage continued even after her arrival, with airport authorities thoroughly searching her items.

She noted, "They started searching through my personal purses. Usually, they take me to the car with my purses and check the bigger luggage. Nope. Not this time. They know I have a show, they know we're 20 mins away. They know we don't have a police escort. The sabotage be real but GOD IS REALER."

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