Nicki Minaj has clapped back at Billboard and other publications who claimed that her tour was cancelled, because she now says her tour was just postponed.
In a lengthy caption to a screenshot of a Billboard tweet, Minaj lashed out at the publication and encouraged her fans to follow suit. The "Barbie Dreams" rapper asked her fan base to find the name of the writer and tell them "what's good."
"You are now in the running for #CockSuckaOfTheDay award on #QueenRadio this Thursday," Minaj began in her caption. "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," she continued. "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."
The hip hop star continued to slam the websites and said that maybe they just pretended to not have "basic sense" to board the "Nicki Hate train" for clicks. Minaj stressed that in order to give her fans "quality," she needed to adjust the North American and European tour dates.
"We are all grown right?" she said. "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."
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Minaj concluded by saying that her "true fans" will understand her reasoning and teased another publication would be getting the "CSOTD" award soon.
"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," she said. "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."
News of the tour dates being canceled came just a couple hours after Page Six reported extremely low ticket sales on Tuesday. According to a source with Live Nation, per the report, "Nicki's tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist."
The source went on to detail several major cities where Minaj has sold a few thousand tickets in venues that can hold up to 20,000 people. At the time of that report, those same sources said the tour was in danger of being cancelled, and now that's happened.
Minaj, meanwhile, posted a video to her social media accounts saying that it was simply a matter of timing and the delay of the "Queen" release by two months. "Now, I just simply don't have the time to rehearse and be on the road and give you guys the level of a show I need to give," she said.