Nicki Minaj to Headline X Games Austin

  /  01.20.2015

Nicki Minaj is pushing it to the limit. The hip-hop superstar will headline the X Games in Austin, Texas, this summer.

ESPN’s annual extreme sports event will take place June 4-7 at the Circuit of the Americas.

“I look forward to channeling the energy and spirit from the X Games into a performance Austin will not forget,” Nicki told TheWrap.

The bill also includes Talib Kweli, Pennywise, and Deltron 3030. Additional headliners and musical performers will be announced at a later date.

“Having Nicki Minaj headline one of the nights of X Games Austin is going to be really fun,” said Tim Reed vice president, X Games. “We still have other headliners to announce in the upcoming months but the mix of Nicki Minaj with world-class athletes will make for a must attend event in Austin.”

Kanye West headlined last year, while performers included The Flaming Lips, Pretty Lights, Dillon Francis, and Gary Clark Jr.

Tickets for X Games Austin go on sale Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. CT. Three-day tickets start at $109.

Before she heads to Austin, Nicki will embark on the European leg of “The Pinkprint Tour” on March 16. She will be joined by special guest Trey Songz on the 17-date trek, which wraps April 12 in Glasgow.


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