Nicki Minaj has announced that she will no longer be performing at the upcoming Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this month, the Jeddah Season Cultural Festival had announced that Nicki will be performing at the concert this July and got a lot of feedback, most of them negative.

Many of people opined Nicky Minaj was not fit to perform at a concert in a conservative Islamic State because of her persona.

According to news reports by CNN, Nicki decided to back out.
She said this in a statement: “Sfter careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest.
While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.”

The conversation is ongoing on her Instagram here: