Nicki Minaj Lashes Out At Former Ticketmaster Exec For ‘Smearing’ Her Tour Nicki Minaj Lashes Out At Former Ticketmaster Exec For ‘Smearing’ Her Tour
Nicki Minaj announced last week that she was rescheduling the North American leg of her tour, and has since been slamming Travis Scott and... Nicki Minaj Lashes Out At Former Ticketmaster Exec For ‘Smearing’ Her Tour

Nicki Minaj announced last week that she was rescheduling the North American leg of her tour, and has since been slamming Travis Scott and his team for tarnishing her concert and album sales.

Scott beat out Minaj for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, and it was clear that Minaj was not happy about it. She has been using her Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music, dubbed “Queen Radio,” as a way to openly talk about her thoughts on the industry and to call out her enemies. Last week, she explained how she should have had the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts, but Scott’s merch sales boosted him to the top.

She also called out Spotify, who reportedly told her they had to “teach her a lesson” for playing her music on Queen Radio 10 minutes before it was released on the platform.

Her latest bone to pick is with Irving Azoff, Scott’s co-manager and former CEO of Live Nation/Ticketmaster. On Queen Radio, she went as far as to name him “[expletive deleted] of the week,” noting that he tried to put out a “smear campaign” against her tour and contacted people in the media to spread negativity.

“May God be with you, Irving,” Minaj said. “It’s disgusting what these people have been systematically trying to do.”

While there are rumors spreading around why Minaj’s tour has been rescheduled – including some unconfirmed reports that ticket sales were low – the rapper claims that she just didn’t have enough time to rehearse. Her North American trek, which was supposed to be a co-headlining run with Future, was set to kick-off on September 21, but will now begin after the European leg in 2019 as a solo run.

Minaj made sure to confirm that the tour hasn’t been cancelled, but instead rescheduled.

“I haven’t CANCELLED anything,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “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. We are all grown right? 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.”

Her next Queen Radio show is tonight at 5 p.m. PST/ 8 p.m. EST. Minaj is slated to perform at the Made In America festival this Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The rapper’s fourth-studio album, Queen, just dropped earlier this month and features hit singles “Chun-Li,” “Barbie Dreams,” and “Bed,” featuring Ariana Grande.

Visit Ticket Club to find tickets to see Minaj at the festival this weekend and on her tour in Europe.