And fans thought Queen Radio was just going to be about spotlighting the music of Nicki Minaj. The rapper is also using her Beats 1 show to trash all of her perceived enemies, and the latest in her crosshairs is Travis Scott's co-manager Irving Azoff.
Minaj declared him the "C--ksucka of the Day" during Thursday's show. "Allegedly, he tried to put out a smear campaign against my tour," she told her audience. "He allegedly contacted people in the media to spread negative things about my tour."
"May God be with you, Irving," she added. "It's disgusting what these people have been systematically trying to do."
Live Nation is her tour's promoter. While she didn't specify what exactly this alleged "smear campaign" entailed, it might add fuel to theories that her tour was postponed over low ticket sales. Azoff declined to comment to Variety for their report on her accusations.
News of Minaj's North American 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. Minaj, meanwhile, said that the tour was postponed due to the delays in finishing the "Queen" album impacting rehearsal time for the tour.
On wednesday, Minaj took aim at Billboard and other publications that reported her tour cancelled when it was just postponed. In other words, while all of the tour dates have technically been cancelled, they are also being rescheduled, so Minaj sees it as a misleading and damning headline.
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."
"The narrative they are trying to create is just disgusting," Minaj said of these media outlets, adding that maybe they just pretended to not have "basic sense" to board the "Nicki Hate train" for clicks.
"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.