Nicki Minaj announced back in June that she would be heading out on the NickiHndrxx with Future in September. Now, plans for the 28-city North American tour dates have been cancelled. The announcement was made via Live Nation and Nicki made sure to clarify the fact that the North American dates have not been cancelled, they will resume in May 2019. The European leg of the tour will begin in February as scheduled.
The reasoning for the changes are simple. Nicki’s QUEEN album was originally slated to be released in June. But because the LP was pushed back to August, it makes sense the tour must pushed back accordingly for rehearsal time etc. Take a look at what Nicki had to say below.
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— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 22, 2018
The #NICKIHNDRXXTour will now begin in February 2019 during the European leg. The North American dates (which start in May 2019) will be announced soon.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Future will not be part of the North American leg (via Live Nation). pic.twitter.com/dNCZQpJ0yu
— Nicki Minaj News (@NickiDaily) August 22, 2018
You are now in the running for #CockSuckaOfTheDay award on #QueenRadio this Thursday. Barbz get me the name of this writer then hit them & tell them this is one black woman they will not bully into a corner by FRAUDULENT SHAMING TACTICS. So to clarify; because I realize common sense is far from common… I haven’t CANCELLED anything. I reversed the order of the US & EUROPEAN LEGS of my tour. This is for obvious reasons to anyone with a brain. My album was originally going to drop in June which would’ve given me 3 months of tour rehearsal. However, I was still writing & recording up to last week. We are all grown right? We can all do math right? Or will they just pretend to not have basic sense so that they can board the Nicki Hate train & get some clicks? I can’t rehearse 4 WEEKS for a tour I originally planned on rehearsing 3 months for. I give my fans QUALITY. I write & co produce my own music. Therefore, I can’t rehearse while I’m WRITING & RECORDING my album. My true fans understand & know that I will deliver an extraordinary US TOUR which begins in MAY just like I delivered an extraordinary album entitled #Queen. My European fans get the SAME EXACT DATES they’ve always had. Australian fans SAME EXACT DATES they had. Cancelled what? Where? The narrative they are trying to create is disgusting. But I must say, I’m enjoying this. I love bringing some excitement to this shit. I love having the balls others only dream about. Wait, who’s been dreaming about balls? ? There’s another publication I’m giving CSOTD award to. I won’t tell you who. It’s a surprise ? Shout out to my fans around the world. I love you guys so much for holding me down. I’m working on a M&G experience for the tour & will update you ASAP.