ORIGINAL STORY: Nicki Minaj (real name Onika Tanya Maraj) has revealed plans to tour Australia in January 2019, off the back of her latest album Queen.
Minaj told fans of her Australian tour plans after postponing her North American tour with Future, which will now take place in May of next year.
In a video posted to Twitter and Facebook overnight (below), Minaj explained the changes to her tour, saying, “I still am gonna do Australia in January, and this is all happening because I pushed my album back two months, and I just finished writing and recording literally hours before the album came out.”
In an Instagram post, Minaj also confirmed Australia will be part of her Queen tour, telling fans to expect multiple “dates”.
Minaj last toured Australia in 2012, when she performed in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth after postponing an Australian tour which was due to take place earlier that year.
Minaj released Queen earlier this month as the follow-up to her 2014 album The Pinkprint. The new album features the singles ‘Chun-Li’, ‘Bed’ and ‘Barbie Dreams’.
Peep her Twitter and Instagram messages to Australian fans, below.
My darlings: 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/nBmsE2p9SI
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) August 22, 2018
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You are now in the running for #CockSuckaOfTheDay award on #QueenRadio this Thursday. Barbz get me the name of this writer then hit them & tell them this is one black woman they will not bully into a corner by FRAUDULENT SHAMING TACTICS. So to clarify; because I realize common sense is far from common… I haven’t CANCELLED anything. I reversed the order of the US & EUROPEAN LEGS of my tour. This is for obvious reasons to anyone with a brain. My album was originally going to drop in June which would’ve given me 3 months of tour rehearsal. However, I was still writing & recording up to last week. We are all grown right? We can all do math right? Or will they just pretend to not have basic sense so that they can board the Nicki Hate train & get some clicks? I can’t rehearse 4 WEEKS for a tour I originally planned on rehearsing 3 months for. I give my fans QUALITY. I write & co produce my own music. Therefore, I can’t rehearse while I’m WRITING & RECORDING my album. My true fans understand & know that I will deliver an extraordinary US TOUR which begins in MAY just like I delivered an extraordinary album entitled #Queen. My European fans get the SAME EXACT DATES they’ve always had. Australian fans SAME EXACT DATES they had. Cancelled what? Where? The narrative they are trying to create is disgusting. But I must say, I’m enjoying this. I love bringing some excitement to this shit. I love having the balls others only dream about. Wait, who’s been dreaming about balls? 🙈 There’s another publication I’m giving CSOTD award to. I won’t tell you who. It’s a surprise 😜 Shout out to my fans around the world. I love you guys so much for holding me down. I’m working on a M&G experience for the tour & will update you ASAP.