Nicki Minaj Detained in Amsterdam After Allegedly ‘Carrying Drugs’

Nicki Minaj was detained at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport within the Netherlands, in keeping with the BBC, which is citing native media stories.

The Dutch police instructed NBC Information they, “arrested a 41-year-old American lady at Schiphol Airport due to possession of soppy medicine,” however the lady wasn’t named.

Later Saturday, the police posted on social media that they’d “launched” the girl they arrested that afternoon on the airport “on suspicion of exporting tender medicine.”

“After session with the Public Prosecution Service, the suspect was fined and may proceed her journey,” the assertion continued.

Minaj documented her encounters with officers on Saturday on social media, together with an Instagram Dwell captured by plenty of retailers and followers, on which an official is heard saying they wish to take Minaj into custody for “carrying medicine,” which she denied.

“I’m not getting in there. I want a lawyer current,” Minaj stated from behind the digital camera.

She and the official later stated she’s “underneath arrest” as she questioned what for, however the official simply requested her to cease filming.

She continued to protest earlier than she stepped into what seems to be like a police car.

Minaj is presently in Europe on her Pink Friday 2 world tour. She was scheduled to carry out in Manchester on Saturday night and is booked for different dates throughout the U.Ok. after she carried out in Amsterdam on Friday evening. Round 2 p.m. PT on Saturday it was reported and The Hollywood Reporter later confirmed, Minaj’s Manchester present had been postponed with Dwell Nation saying the efficiency shall be rescheduled and tickets shall be honored.

“Regardless of Nicki’s greatest efforts to discover each doable avenue to make tonight’s present occur, the occasions of at present have made it unimaginable,” Dwell Nation stated in a press release. “We’re deeply disillusioned by the inconvenience this has brought on.”

She later shared one other video on Instagram, which she posted to the grid on her account, through which she’s speaking with one other official who stated he wants to go looking her baggage.

“Isn’t that what you deliberate on doing from the get-go? Why didn’t you search it earlier than it went on the airplane?” Minaj requested.

The official stated authorities “did a random fast verify” however now wish to do a full search. When Minaj requested why, the official stated, “To begin with since you filmed him … He doesn’t imagine that you just don’t have extra with you than you say.”

She replied, “No, he requested me do I’ve any extra in these purses and I stated, ‘No,’ and I requested, ‘The place are my luggage?’ They took my luggage and put it on the airplane earlier than I may know what luggage are on the airplane.”

Writing on X (previously often called Twitter), Minaj indicated this all unfolded whereas her flight was delayed in Amsterdam as authorities instructed her they “discovered weed” and “one other group of ppl have to come back right here to weigh the pre-rolls.”

“Have in mind they took my luggage with out consent,” she added. “My safety has already suggested them these pre-rolls belong to him. Oh yea & the pilot desires me to take my ig publish down.”

In an X publish at 7:51 a.m. PT on Saturday, Minaj wrote, “Now they stated I’ve to go 5 minutes away to make a press release about my safety to the police precinct.”

Minaj additionally argued on X and Instagram that individuals had been attempting to “sabotage” her tour.

Within the caption with the above Instagram video, Minaj wrote, “They’ve been attempting to cease me from coming to each present. They took my luggage earlier than I may see them. Put it on the airplane. Now saying they’re ready on customs. That is what it seems to be like when ppl are paid huge cash to attempt to sabotage a tour in spite of everything else failed. Every part they’ve achieved is illegitimate.”

Afterward Saturday, at 5:17 p.m. PT, Minaj shared on X that she arrived at her Manchester resort after “sitting in a jail cell for 5-6 hours, my airplane nonetheless didn’t take off for an additional 20 minutes as soon as I boarded. The flight was 50 minutes. 50 minutes.”

“That’s why they needed to do the massive track & dance b/c they knew I’d nonetheless discover a technique to carry out even when it got here all the way down to my final 90 minutes within the constructing which might have been till 1130pm. The constructing was keen to go previous 11pm. So grateful to them for that,” she added in her publish concerning her Saturday present in Manchester getting postponed as a consequence of her arrest. “In order that they succeeded at their plan to not let me get on that stage tonight. I succeeded @ attending to the foundation of all of it by recording them & posting every thing in actual time. I’ve sooooooooo a lot video proof. You wouldn’t imagine it if I instructed you. I’ll have the legal professionals & GOD take it from right here tho.”

Minaj additionally requested followers to just accept her “deepest & most honest apologies,” and that her group is working to get the present rescheduled for an additional date.

“I’ll discover a technique to not solely make up the date with the efficiency however I’m going to create an added bonus for everybody that had a tkt for this present. Promise,” she added.

Reps for Minaj haven’t but responded to THR‘s request for remark.

Lower than 5 grams of marijuana are authorized to own in Amsterdam, in keeping with the Netherlands authorities web site.

Could 25, 1:10 p.m. This story has been up to date with a police assertion that the girl arrested on the airport on Saturday has been fined and launched.

Could 25, 2:13 p.m. This story has been up to date with Minaj’s Saturday present in Manchester postponed.

Could 25, 5:50 p.m. This story has been up to date with Minaj’s new publish on X.