Nicki Minaj reveals revised Co-op Live date following postponement

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Nicki Minaj has apologised after being forced to postpone her concert at Manchester’s Co-op Live, following her arrest in the Netherlands. 

Minaj also revealed that a rescheduled performance will take place on June 3.

The artist was due to perform on Saturday, but was held in the Netherlands on suspicion of exporting drugs. According to reports, the rapper was fined €350 (£300/$380) before being allowed to continue her journey.

Dutch police said that a woman had been arrested on suspicion of trying to take “soft drugs” from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to another country.

“I apologise for all the inconvenience this has caused. I really hope you can make the June 3rd show. It’ll be really special. Ticketmaster will contact you to advise officially,” Minaj said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

After being held at the airport for around six hours, Minaj was able to travel to the UK, where she performed at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena on Sunday.

Reports added that roughly 20,000 fans had been waiting in the 23,500-capacity for Minaj’s show to begin on Saturday, before promoter Live Nation said that the gig would be postponed.

Minaj is set to stay in the UK, with a concert scheduled for tonight (Tuesday) at the O2 Arena in London, before heading up to Glasgow’s OVO Hydro on Wednesday and Thursday.

The rapper will then play the postponed gig in Manchester.

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