Nicki Minaj Frustrated Over Fashion Rocks Performance

Nicki Minaj Frustrated Over Fashion Rocks Performance

Rapper is unhappy fans didn’t get to see parts of “Anaconda” choreography.

Published September 10, 2014

CBS viewers didn’t get the full experience of Nicki Minaj’s Fashion Rocks performance Tuesday (Sept. 9), the rapper says. Parts of Minaj’s choreography were cut out of the television broadcast of “Anaconda,” and she’s annoyed with the network for leaving out some of her moves for shots of the audience.

Minaj took to Twitter last night to explain her beef and apologize to fans. “Barbz, I'm sorry about those angles,” she tweeted. “They told us they'd go wide, never mentioned they'd shoot the audience instead. Big learning experience.”

The 31-year-old rapper gave a more detailed account of what happened on Instagram. “My darlingz, I wish you could've seen the choreography on the 2nd verse of ANACONDA last night. It was absolutely divine. CBS decided not to show it,” wrote Minaj. “Had they told us this before, we would have changed the choreo so that you guys could see the full performance from beginning to end. They already had you tuned in tho. Artists spend so much of their own money, time and passion to deliver their fans great performances. But ultimately, our art usually falls into the hands of people who care nothing about our art and creativity. Promise you'll get to see this new choreo soon.”

This is the second time an “Anaconda” performance hit a snag. One of Minaj's dancers was bitten by a snake during rehearsals for the MTV Video Music Awards last month.   

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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