The North American leg of the tour is being rescheduled to give Minaj more time to rehearse.
The tour was scheduled to kick off in one month with Future, but Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to let all of her fans know the truth behind the cancellation amid news that low ticket sales were the real cause of the cancellation.
“Now, I just simply don’t have the time to rehearse and be on the road and give you guys the level of a show I need to give,”
My darlings: 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/nBmsE2p9SI
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 22, 2018
The video by Minaj we posted merely two hours after Page Six reported extremely low ticket sales, and according to a source within Live Nation, “Nicki’s tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist.”
The unnamed source also went on to reveal that several major cities only sold a few thousand tickets in venues that are able to hold an average of 20,000 people.
The cancellation also causes Future to have to drop off the North American leg of the tour due to scheduling conflicts. The previously announced European tour will occur as scheduled with all acts still in lace, beginning in February of 2019.
All of this comes after Minaj gave an amazing performance at the 2018 Video Music Awards and went on a Twitter tirade of sorts blaming Kylie Jenner and Stormi for keeping her album from the top spot.
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. #Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus & thank you to my fans.
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018
‘Queen’ debuted just behind Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld,’ which Minaj attributed to Jenner posting on Instagram that she and Stormi would be joining Scott on tour with a link to the album. Though Minaj may not agree with the tactics, you cant beat that kind of influential marketing. Minaj returned to Twitter hours later to say it was all satire.
Since the cancellation was announced, Minaj has been on Twitter letting her fans know that the show slated to begin in May of 2019 will be well worth the wait, and even kicked up the perks for platinum and gold vip ticket holders. Live Nation will be accepting refunds or allowing fans to used already purchased tickets for rescheduled dates.
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