Reasons Why Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Arabia Performance
Nicki Minaj who was supposed to be in Saudi Arabia on the 18th of July 2019 has recently announced the cancelation of the event following several backlashes from fans as reported by Pitchfork.
According to NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression.
“I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, and freedom of expression,” she said.
Nicki was scheduled to perform at Jeddah World Fest at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Sports Stadium. Days after the concert was announced, the Human Rights Foundation shared an open letter asking Nicki to withdraw from the performance, citing the “rights violations that have come under the kingdom’s ‘absolute monarchy,’” including its treatment of the LGBTQ+ community.