Nicki Minaj reaches out to fans in Saudi Arabia after canceling the controversial gig
Nicki Minaj after the controversy has reached out to fans in Saudi Arabia after stating her decision to withdraw of the Jeddah World Fest on Tuesday.
” Please don’t let us down,” wrote one follower, as the Anaconda hitmaker replied, “I love you people. Can women go to the show without a male? Pls (please) answer.”
The star got blended reactions; one fan insisted “of course lol (laugh out loud) the media fabricated whatever,” while another wrote, “not without a guardian … depressing”.
After stating she had withdrawn from the festival’s billing “for the legal rights of women, the LGBTQ neighborhood as well as civil liberty”, the 36-year-old required to Instagram for more information regarding how her fans were really feeling, publishing: “Saudi Arabia: I see several of your remarks & I intend to react directly to my fans. Voice your point of views right here.”
The article collected even more than 15,000 comments within the first hr, as fans pleaded with the rapper to reassess her decision.
The Megatron rap artist came under fire from civil rights lobbyists for accepting perform in the conservative nation, where the legal rights of women as well as members of the LGBTQ community are still rigorously limited under the leadership of King Salman container Abdulaziz Al Saud and also his son, Crown Royal prince Mohammed container Salman.
Nicki additionally inquired about LGBTQ rights in the country, posting: “Can an openly gay person go to the performance without being arrested?”
While customers exposed LGBTQ fans could go to “covert,” one told the celebrity, “queen (they’re) stoning us below,” triggering her to write: “stoning you wherefore? That’s ridiculous.”
Various other fans asked her to message them to review the circumstance better, to which the Starships hitmaker responded with “OK” as well as heart emojis.