Nicki Minaj’s Show In England Postponed Following Arrest; Singer Released From Custody, Report

Nicki Minaj’s show in Manchester, England, was postponed after the singer was arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on suspicion of carrying marijuana.

Minaj was scheduled to stop at the Co-op Live arena for her Pink Friday 2 World Tour. The Barbz were let into the venue, and later, a message from the loudspeakers confirmed that the concert would not occur.

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“Despite Nicki’s best efforts to explore every possible avenue to make tonight’s show happen, the events of today have made it impossible,” read a statement shared on social media. “We are deeply disappointed by the inconvenience this has caused.”

The venue informed concertgoers their tickets would remain valid for the rescheduled performance “which will be announced” soon.

According to a statement from the Dutch police to Sky News, Minaj was released from custody and would have to pay an undisclosed fine for “illegally exporting soft drugs from the Netherlands to another country.”

The rapper documented her detention on social media and shared, “They’ve been trying to stop me from coming to every show. They took my bags before I could see them. Put it on the plane. Now saying they’re waiting on customs. This is what it looks like when ppl are paid big money to try to sabotage a tour after all else failed. Everything they’ve done is illegal.”

In a follow-up post on X/Twitter, Minaj said, “now they said they found weed & that another group of ppl have to come here to weigh the pre-rolls. Keep in mind they took my bags without consent. My security has already advised them those pre-rolls belong to him.”

Minaj believed it was all an effort to stall her from performing in Manchester.

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