Nicki Minaj released after apparent arrest in the Netherlands on suspicion of exporting soft drugs

Nicki Minaj was launched from custody Saturday hours after she was apparently arrested by police within the Netherlands on suspicion of exporting comfortable medication, authorities stated.

The rapper was fined and allowed to “proceed her journey,” police stated in a translated put up on X simply earlier than 4 p.m. ET.

Minaj, 41, was touring to Manchester, England, from Amsterdam for a live performance on her “Pink Friday 2 World Tour” when she was apparently arrested. Minaj, whose actual title is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, was scheduled to carry out on the Co-op Dwell enviornment in Manchester on Saturday evening but it surely was postponed, Dwell Nation UK stated in an replace.

“Regardless of Nicki’s finest efforts to discover each potential avenue to make tonight’s present occur, the occasions of right now have made it unattainable,” the corporate stated. “We’re deeply dissatisfied by the inconvenience this has triggered.”

Tickets will stay legitimate for the rescheduled live performance, the corporate stated.

Police haven’t recognized the title of the individual arrested, however when requested if it was Minaj, a spokesperson stated officers had “arrested a 41-year-old American girl at Schiphol Airport due to possession of soppy medication.”

In a social media put up early Sunday native time, Minaj stated she arrived at her resort in Manchester just a little greater than an hour in the past. “After sitting in a jail cell for 5-6 hours, my airplane nonetheless didn’t take off for one more 20 minutes as soon as I boarded” the 50 minute flight from Amsterdam, she wrote.

“Please please please settle for my deepest & most honest apologies,” Minaj wrote. “They certain did know precisely the right way to harm me right now however this too, shall go.”

The rapper stated she hopes to have the ability to share the rescheduled date for Saturday’s present on Sunday, and that she and her staff are contemplating one possibility in June and one other in July.

She confirmed she’d nonetheless be performing the second present in Manchester on Thursday, and that she is going to nonetheless go on in Birmingham on Sunday.

“I’ll discover a option 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,” Minaj stated.

Earlier on Saturday, Minaj had shared quite a few posts on social media detailing the incident.

In a single video she shared on X, the rapper is seen being advised that her baggage must be searched.

“I’m so sorry to say that,” a person on the airport tells her.

“However isn’t that what you deliberate on doing from the get-go? Why didn’t you guys search it earlier than it went on the airplane,” she responds.

The person says they did a “random fast examine” however must open the bags.

In subsequent posts, Minaj stated she believed folks have been attempting to “cease this tour” and have been mendacity to her.

“They took my baggage & after I requested the place it’s they stated it’s on the airplane. It couldn’t have been, I simply pulled up,” she stated. “I by no means gave them my luggage. They’re refusing to let me see my very own luggage.”

In one other put up, she wrote: “They’re being paid large cash to attempt to sabotage my tour b/c soooooo many ppl are mad that it’s this profitable & they’ll’t eat off me. They received caught stealing cash from my journey/jets. Bought fired. Bought mad. And so forth.”

“That is how they plant issues in your baggage,” one other learn.

Minaj stated within the Sunday social media put up she has video proof of the encounter and she or he’ll “have the legal professionals & GOD take it from right here tho.”

Throughout an Instagram Dwell, Minaj filmed police as they advised her to get inside a van so she could possibly be taken to the police station. In a put up on X, the rapper stated she was being advised she needed to “go 5 minutes away to make a press release about my safety to the police precinct.”