Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Rihanna Tour

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj

And then there were two. Only a couple days after announcing her slot on Rihanna’s “Last Girl on Earth” tour featuring Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj has pulled out so she can finish recording her album.

Lil Wayne’s protégée will no longer be joining the “Rude Boy” singer on the road. She revealed the news on Twitter, writing, “Barbz I’m sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi’s tour. I’ve decided 2 use that time 4 the completion of my album. Hope u understand.”

A rep for the rapper confirmed the report to Rap-Up.com, saying, “She has to get her album completed, so the timing wasn’t right.”

Rihanna’s tour will continue without her. The trek kicks off in Seattle on July 2, making 25 stops at arenas across the U.S. and Canada, including the Staples Center and Madison Square Garden.

Nicki Minaj is prepping her Young Money debut with producers Swizz Beatz and Sean Garrett, among others. A video for the first single, “Massive Attack,” was released last week.

UPDATE: Nicki responded to disappointed fans and thanked Rihanna in a new tweet. “Barbz, Thx 4 understanding. And Thanks to Rihanna 4 being a sweetheart and extending this great opportunity 2 me. Support the show! Luv, HB,” she wrote.

Nicki Minaj Tweet

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49 Comments

  1. Zaid

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO WHY?? I want Nicki Minaj on the tour !!

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  2. BROOKLYN718

    The beginning of the end for her. Not a good look. Where is Lil Kim! Massive Attack SUCKS!

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  3. tell'em

    I think they should get Kelis or Janelle Monae to fill her spot.

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  4. cold case love

    What an idiot!!!!!! This could’ve done wonders for her career and fanbase!!!!! Massive Attack isn’t even going anywhere, it would’ve made more sense to wait.

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  5. BROOKLYN718

    A mess. Massive Attack sux. What is she going to perform? Mixtape songs.

    WHere is lil kim!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!

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  6. Not surprised

    Nicki’s fans have a right to be mad. Did she not realize her album had to be completed from the beginning? How could she all of a sudden just realize that? Or maybe she doesn’t have much sense.

    Oh well, she needs to tell Kesha to go kick rocks because she is a terrible artist and performer.

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  7. D

    MASSIVE ATTACK IS THE BUSINESS AND TOO ADVANCED FOR FOR THOSE WHO DONT LIKE IT SO PLEASE! I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SEE NICKI ON TOUR WITH RIRI BUT I ALSO WANT HER ALBUM SO IF SHE HAS TO COMPLETE IT THEN SO BE IT. I CANT WAIT!

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  8. billbee123

    i think nicki minaj like rihanna and drake at the same time but she is a barbie

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  9. joey

    i would have deffinitaly went to see it. idt im that excited about it anymore. still will be a huge show

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  10. esha

    Yall need to stop playin cuz nicki minaj is tha shitt!!! wht is yall sayin.. so gitt it rite cus she will always be tha shitt, ya feel meh?!!…

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  11. young rich

    if people dont hate you doing something wrong , get money blast tra’s , nicki i think you can rap yo ass off if thats you , the just wont to be were you at ,

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  12. Joyams

    I was wondering if i would purchase the tickets for the tour but now i really don’t wanna go anymore.

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  13. Diamond Girl

    I think that in terms of exposure it would have done wonders, She (minaj) is in such high demand and the album has not even dropped..She could have totally caked up too..But after hearing massive attack perhaps she should keep working. That song is horrible!

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  14. Kyle

    No offense to people who want to go out and see this tour, but if you ask me Rihanna and Ke$ha sound great on audio, but their performance game is not all that. This tour is going to be pretty weak and will leave concert goers disappointed if you ask me. Good call on Nicki’s part, I want that album!

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  15. Jay'real

    thats great news id rather cop the album then see nicki on her own tour!

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  16. Kyle

    no need to go see this concert anymore…from the looks of rihanna’s past few performances she wasn’t going to do anything big with it anyway (hopefully i am wrong)

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  17. Ha

    Nicki lying. She realized this tour ain’t going nowhere.

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  18. Jasmyne

    I wouldn’t have done it either!!!Rihanna sucks & is a homewrecker…i would only go to see ke$ha who can only speak 1 word syllables…GOOD JOB NICKI!=)

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  19. mississiy

    Smart move Nicki! that tour is going to fail anyway!

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  20. daerte

    Lolene should be on this tour instead! tht wud be dope

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  21. Carl

    Are you people getting paid to hate? Smh.

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  22. Corey

    LMFAO. Ticket sales just decreased by a good 30-40 %

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  23. OwenLauer!

    someone will probaly fill her spot.
    Rihanna will sell out this tour is bananas!
    I GOT MEET & GREET VIP PACKAGE & I AM GONNA MEET RIHANNA HELL YESS!

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  24. Digemz

    I luv Nicki! She is opening the door for female rappers again. Check out other up and coming female rap artists, Kween Kash, Nina B and Keldamuzik

    Support your female rap artists!

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  25. kEY

    yeah and she betta bring new styles bcoz what nicki does been done by kim fox and eve, nxt plz

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  26. MB92

    I like Massive Attack but Nicki could have done way better IMO. @ BROOKLYN718 i wouldnt mind hear some new music from Lil Kim =)

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  27. ango

    you guys did see the video when rihanna anounce the tour mates she didnt say nicki’s name , and i think that why nicki dont want to go to tour with her cause i mean why didnt rihanna say nicki name she only said kesha. and i think nicki have a plenty of time from now to july to record a few songs .

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  28. BowChickaWahWah

    Saved my money.

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  29. bodacious

    @ kyle,,,, if rih only walks out on the stage and waves her hand ,,,just one of her hands ,,,she can ou do your monkey azz,,,,stfu,,,,hater

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  30. bodacious

    with are without n/m the show will still go on ,,,, and she should have known that her album needed to be completed before she acceped the offer to tour with rih them….

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  31. bodacious

    and i have gone around the world three times and once by row boat ,,,, and i have learned that one person can’t stop the show ,,, the show must go on ,,, and it will ,,, and to all of the hateful comments toward rih ,,,please keep them coming ,,,, that only tends to motivate rih,,,,, and help her to get bigger and bigger and be sure and watch “idol tonight” rih is going to be on there !!!!

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  32. razgirl67

    I’m guessing this is her reaction to the fact that her first major solo single and debut video that recently premiered on BET’s 106 and Park left many scratching their heads and going…If that “WTF”? If “Massive Attack” is any indication of the BEST material on that CD, YEAH, she needs to hit the studio….got some serious work to do!!

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  33. Rhino

    I hope a line is set up where fans can either get a refund or use their tickets towards when Nicki gets back on the road…

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  34. Catie

    Wow, she was like the main reason i was going to go to the show. I hope she goes out on the road after the album is released.

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  35. TheLastGirlOnEarth

    Rihanna actually got in an argument with the “Barbie” herself. Check out mediatakeout.com for the FULL story…

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  36. hahaaa

    MEDIAFAKEOUT IS NO REAL SOURCE..NICKI DOESNT BELONG ON TOUR WITH RIHANNA ANYWAY..SRY..SHE DESERVES BETTER..AND FORM WHAT IVE BEEN HEARING A LOT OF PPL WERE GOING TO SEE NICKI LMAOOOOO AND KESHA CAN NOT SING JUST LIKE RIHANNA SO THATS A GOOD MATCH RIGHT THERE..DEF WOULDNT WASTE MONEY ON THAT FOOLERY…

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  37. MELMEL

    I HEARD CASSIE JOINING THE TOUR!?

    if its true! omg i love that bitch she bad as hell it would do wonders to her career and her album that should be coming out soon…!!

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  38. GETEM!!

    is that true? Cassie joining the Rihanna TOUR?

    OHHH SHIT I CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT SHE GONNA PERFORM I LOVE THAT OFFICIAL GIRL!

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  39. afan

    Who put this tour together nicki probably should tour with lady gaga somebody to her liking.. But this would have been good exposure for nicki not sure if rihanne agree with nicki on tour with her after all rhianna is the bigger star.

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  40. Harmony

    people be hating on cassie HARD. so i will like to see what she’ll prove to them haters, stamina was a hot joint on youtube i aint gonna deny that.

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  41. FREAKgirl

    cassie butt! period

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  42. barbizzz|\\XxX//

    hater^^ lol my girl nicki love cassie! dont worry about nicky her fanbase on point i mean duh her name in ya mouth aint it? go cassie get it girl!

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  43. Dbreezy

    All you people out there saying Nicki should’ve did the tour NO she had to complete HER album i think wat she did was SMART , i do think she not gonna make it by herself she probably will do good on features but Massive Attack was a horrible first single!!!

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  44. BiggaDenna MonStar

    cant wait to see nicki on her own tour. and trust the albumn is gonna to be DOPE!! nobody else out there can compare to nicki’s swag. She bad!

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  45. joseph leflore

    my nik name is j.l.o.v.e an i was wondering who wants a singer because im realy good at an i have 2 sisters an 4 brothers i would love to provide for but two we take care of because they mother past away sooo…. an their only 2 an 4 so it would realy hep if u would put in rnb

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  46. chanellabella

    I heard she might hit up lady gagas tour which is gonna be even more bangin I say this is gonna fuck ol girls tour up bring in eve why don’t no one give her no love she’s way better then Kim plus kims lookin a little like granni

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  47. denise

    nikki is the best but rihanna is the bestest ha ha love the way you lie

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  48. SHANIA

    THIS IS SHANIA IF NICKI MINAJ FIGHT I THINK IT WILL BE A TIE

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  49. SHANIA

    IF NICKI MINAJ AND RIHANNA WILL FIGHT I THINK IT WILL BE A TIE

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