Nicki Minaj’s Queen album release pushback from July to August resulted in an unfortunate domino effect that even she didn’t see coming, and it’s knocked over a few dates from her joint venture with Atlanta trap music VIP Future: the NickiHndrxx tour.
Nicki and Fewtch will still hit up the European dates of the tour first, she said, but her North American dates will now begin in May 2019. Because this change has bumped heads with Future’s schedule, the “Barbie Dreams” rapstress said he won’t be able to accompany her for the U.S. dates. Instead, she’ll grab another co-headliner, or follow in the steps of her The Pinkprint Tour and ride solo while bringing along three to four opening acts.
Nicki went on to explain that Queen’s two-month postponement, and the fact that she had to write and record just hours before the album’s release, ate away at some of the time she might have otherwise dedicated to tour preparation. “So now, I just simply don’t have the time to rehearse and be on the road in time to give you guys the level of a show I need to give,” Nicki continued. “And I really apologize, but it’ll be worth it.”
Of course, her loyal Barbs totally understand…well, most of them anyway, while others aren’t taking the tour amendments so lightly.
See Nicki’s tour update announcement and how fans feel about it below.
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