SLUMSMAG STAFF: Greg Lewis
Wow, the “Barbie Dreams” rapper, Nicki Minaj, Flew out to Shanghai, China to perform for a music festival only to find out it was a big rip off.
Details about the entire situation has yet to be confirmed, but it appears to be one big giant scandal.
The Source reported that Minaj arrived in China to play at the DWP China festival on November 18th alongside the likes of Blasterjaxx and Luis Fonsi. Although the organizers are blaming the 32-year-old rapper for not performing, a few days before she arrived in China the event’s website posted the following statement: “The event rumored to take place in Shanghai on 17th & 18th of November 2018 is an unauthorized use of DWP trademark. DWP as a brand, has no association with the event. The alleged lineup artwork of DWP China, which has been circulating online is unauthorized.”
Rumor has it that Nicki Minaj was expecting $3 million for the gig, as promised.
The Queen rapper was also preparing to perform for 8,000 attendees, but there were only 1,000 in the small venue.
Nicki Minaj didn’t publicly comment on what really went down, but before jetting back to the states, she made this video for her fans and promised to be back with a “better partner.”
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“I’ll be back with a better partner.” #NickiMinaj was allegedly scammed into performing at a bogus festival in #Shanghai. The #Queen rapper flew all the way to #China over the weekend and prepared for a 90-minute set at the DWP China festival on November 18th, only to find out it was a scam. DWP stands for Djakarta Warehouse Project, an annual dance music festival held for the last decade in December in Bali which has attracted top acts from all over the globe. Fans paid as much as $432 USD for their tickets, which are non-refundable. The 32-year-old rapper was also promised a whopping $3 million in exchange for her performance. #TwoBeesToldMe 🐝🐝 www.twobees.org
Stay tuned for more updates on this scandal.