Nicki Minaj had to cancel a concert in Bordeaux, France just a few hours before she and opener Juice WRLD were scheduled to perform on Saturday (March 9). The cancellation was blamed on technical difficulties, which also derailed Nicki’s February 22 performance in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The Black Barbie addressed the botched event at the Arkéa Arena in Bordeaux via Twitter.
“Why would an artist cancel a show & lose money?” she wrote. “What for? When they’re already in the building, dressed, etc. The artist is just as mad as the fans when a show can’t go on. I love seeing my fans. Nothing can stop me. B4 the show, juice WRLD & I are just as excited as u guys are.”
Nicki also posted an Instagram video explaining what happened.
“You guys, it’s not in my best interest not to perform and lose money and aggravate my fans,” she stated. “I love performing for my fans. I’m more excited than you are before the show.
“These two cities that had technical issues were cities that I’d never been to before, and we tried to add them, but they just didn’t have the power in the building to facilitate my show. And they didn’t tell us that until three hours before the show, as opposed to once we did soundcheck and they said it was fine.”
She added, “Every artist — every artist — has technical difficulties and have to cancel shows. I wanna tell you guys that I love you dearly, and I really hope to make it up very soon.”
wanna tell you guys that I love you dearly, and I really hope to make it up very soon.”
Check out the official announcements from the venue and promoter below.
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