Nicki Minaj Arrested At Amsterdam Airport Over Alleged Possession Of Drugs

Written by on May 27, 2024

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Nicki Minaj’s fans were left angry after the American rapper’s gig at Manchester’s Co-op Live arena was called off at the last minute.

This followed the singer’s arrest at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on suspicion of exporting soft drugs.

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Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, popularly known as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born rapper and singer-songwriter based in the United States.

According to Dutch police, the rapper was fined and allowed to continue her journey.

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However, her Manchester concert was postponed as she did not make it to the city on time on Saturday. About 20,000 fans had waited at the concert venue for the star.

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One of the fans, Imogen Pope, 18, from Newton-le-Wilows in Merseyside, told the BBC that she spent “£150 for my ticket and booked a day off work for it, and we sat there for about three hours waiting and we got told it’s not happening”.

She said she was “gutted”.

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Similarly, Ellis Day, 17, from Cheshire, said he was “absolutely devastated”.

We’ve come here, we spent all day getting ready, to see this happen.

“It’s just really disappointing when we’ve got our hopes up and spent the money, and we get told at the very last minute that she’s not going to show up,” the fan said.

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BBC reports that there were some boos in the Manchester arena before everyone filed out following Minaj’s failure to make it there.

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According to videos on social media and flight data, the plane thought to be transporting Minaj was still in Amsterdam when the Manchester show was postponed.

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“I’m disappointed because I saw this afternoon that Nicki Minaj got arrested in Amsterdam,” said Kian Young, 23, who had travelled from Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire.

The arrest was beyond the arena’s control, but Mr Young was one of many to question why no official statement was made earlier.

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