Nicki Minaj’s concert postponed after she was reportedly arrested over pot

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Nicki Minaj’s live performance in Manchester scheduled for Saturday evening was postponed after police within the Netherlands found marijuana in her luggage as she was getting ready to depart the nation.

Promoter Reside Nation stated the efficiency can be rescheduled and tickets can be honored.

“Regardless of Nicki’s greatest efforts to discover each doable avenue to make tonight’s present occur, the occasions of as we speak have made it inconceivable,” the promoter stated in a press release. “We’re deeply upset by the inconvenience this has triggered.”

Minaj tweeted earlier Saturday that she was stopped on the Amsterdam airport as she was about to board a aircraft for the live performance in Manchester. Police advised her they discovered marijuana in her luggage, and it must be weighed, she tweeted. Hashish is unlawful within the Netherlands, however it’s tolerated for leisure use.

Robert Van Kapel, a spokesperson for the Netherlands army police, stated a 41-year-old American girl had been arrested for exporting “gentle medicine.” He didn’t determine the girl or elaborate on the kind of medicine in query. Police later tweeted that they fined the girl and launched her.

Minaj, who’s 41 years previous, tweeted that she believes police simply wished to make her late for her live performance in Manchester.

“Advised you, it’s to attempt to make me late in order that they will write unfavourable tales. Jealousy is a illness. You understand the remainder,” Minaj tweeted.

Her representatives didn’t instantly reply to messages Saturday.

The Trinidadian-born rapper is greatest identified for her hits “Tremendous Freaky Woman,” “Anaconda” and “Starships.” She has been nominated for 12 Grammy awards over the course of her profession. The Manchester live performance is a part of her “Pink Friday 2” tour, which incorporates stops in Paris, Poland, Germany, Romania and Switzerland.


Related Press journalists Michael Corder in The Hague, Netherlands, and Sian Watson in Cannes, France, contributed to this report.

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