July 10, 2019

DEAR OLD NICKI:

Rapper Nicki Minaj cancels Saudi concert over women's rights concerns (SBS, 7/09/19)

Minaj's scheduled appearance in the western city of Jeddah next week as part of a cultural festival had triggered a social media backlash over human rights in the country.

"After careful reflection, I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest," Minaj said in a statement sent to AFP by her publicist.

"While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression."

Posted by at July 10, 2019 8:15 AM

  

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