Popular hip hop star, Nicki Minaj has canceled her scheduled performance in Saudi Arabia next week.
This is following backlash by social media users and call by US Human Rights Foundation for Minaj, One Direction’s Liam Payne, Steve Aoki, and others scheduled to play at the Jeddah World Fest on July 18 to pull out of the festival over the country’s record of human rights violations.
Nicki, in a statement on Tuesday, confirmed that she canceled the scheduled performance in Saudi Arabia next week in view of her support for the rights of women and the LGBT community.
The statement read: “After 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.”
Disqualified Big Brother Naija 2019 Pepper Dem, Tacha has opened up on her relationship with popular sex therapist, Jaruma.
Recall that last month, Jaruma had offered to give Tacha ₦50 million after the housemate was disqualified from the reality TV show for a physical confrontation with a fellow housemate. In a surprising turn of events, the businesswoman renegade on her ₦50 million promise to Tacha and also unfollowed the reality star on IG.
However, Tacha in a recent interview was asked to shed some light into the ₦50 million saga between Jaruma and herself.
Tacha apparently, evaded the question by saying, “Shout out to Jaruma, I love you”.