Nicki Minaj is furious that some people are calling her tour postponement a "cancellation."
The "Chun-Li" rapper unleashed one helluva Instagram tirade on Wednesday, beginning, "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. "
She continued, "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."
Minaj then went on to say, "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," she continued. "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."
She concluded by saying, "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."
Minaj was supposed to kick off the tour in Baltimore on September 21 with Future as co-headliner. But Live Nation now says, “Due to scheduling conflicts Future will not be on the North American run.”
She explained the situation to her fans in a video on Twitter, saying, “Future and I will now start the European leg of our tour first, so those dates will stay exactly the same and the U.S. leg of the tour will now start in May.”
Nicki Minaj continued, “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, like, a co-headline. I probably will just have three or four opening acts.”