Nicki Minaj, who is currently on a European tour with Juice WRLD, had to cancel a show in France last minute due to technical issues.
Last month, the rapper had to postpone her show in Bratislava, Slovakia due to electrical issues. When she was supposed to perform in Bordeaux, France on Saturday, the venue had a similar problem. Just before the show was supposed to start, she told the crowd that the show was going to be postponed until a later date.
“We’ve been trying for hours to get the show to work, and the building says they don’t have the power in this building to make this show work,” Minaj told the crowd, thanking them for coming and promised to return to the city again.
According to TMZ, some fans inside the arena reacted by chanting “Cardi B, Cardi B!”, another female rapper often pit against Minaj. Others took to social media, rumoring that her sales were low. On the other hand, a crowd of Minaj supporters were seen outside her hotel, offering their support.
“You guys, it’s not in my best interest not to perform, lose money, and aggravate my fans,” Minaj cleared up in an Instagram video, noting that her team had a similar issue in Bratislava.
“I love performing for my fans, I’m more excited than you are before the show,” she said. “These two cities that had technical issues are cities that I’d never been to before and we tried to add them, but they just didn’t have the power in the building to facilitate my show, and they didn’t tell us until three hours before the show as opposed to once we did sound check they said it was fine.”
“But anyway, every artist has technical difficulties and has to cancel shows. I want to tell you guys that I love you dearly and I really hope to make it up very soon.”
Check out her upcoming tour dates below.
March 11 — London, UK @ The O2
March 14 — Birmingham, UK @ Arena Birmingham
March 15 — Dublin 1, Ireland @ 3Arena
March 17 — Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
March 18 — Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
March 20 — Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemourg @ Rockhal
March 22 — Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle Messe Frankfurt
March 23 — Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
March 25 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
March 27 — Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
March 28 — Grand-Sacconex, Switzerland @ Geneva Arena