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Nicki Minaj cancels performance at Saudi music festival

Nicki Minaj cancels performance at Saudi music festival

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July 9 (UPI) -- Rapper Nicki Minaj backed out of a music festival appearance in Saudi Arabia in show of support for the rights of women and LGBTQ people. Minaj announced her decision Tuesday to cancel her planned headlining performance at the Jeddah World Fest on July 18 after the Human Rights Foundation called for her and other performers to not appear at the festival. "THANK YOU @NICKIMINAJ for canceling your #SaudiArabia concert and for supporting LGBTQ rights," the HRF wrote on Twitter Tuesday. "Millions of people around the world are inspired by your devotion to human rights and human dignity." The rapper also shared a post on Instagram Tuesday afternoon, encouraging her fans in Saudi Arabia to share their opinions. In addition to withdrawing from the festival, the HRF called on Mi...
Minaj quits Saudi festival to show support for women’s rights

Minaj quits Saudi festival to show support for women’s rights

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Singer Nicki Minaj has pulled out of a music festival in Saudi Arabia to show her support for women's rights, LGBTQ community and freedom of expression in the conservative kingdom. In a statement, the 36-year-old singer and rapper said: "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."Trinidad and Tobago-born Minaj was scheduled to perform at the Jeddah World Fest, billed as "one of the biggest music events ever staged in the Middle East", on 18 July.On Tuesday, the star's name wa...
Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj over 'Sorry' sample

Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj over 'Sorry' sample

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Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Tracy Chapman has filed a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj, alleging the rapper sampled one of the folk singer's songs without permission. The lawsuit, filed Monday in California federal court, alleges Chapman's representatives denied repeated requests from Minaj's team to allow the hip hop artist to sample Chapman's song "Baby Can I Hold You" for Minaj's track, "Sorry," which features Nas. "Sorry" was held back from Minaj's album, Queen, Aug. 10, but the lawsuit alleges a copy of the song was provided to New York radio DJ Funkmaster Flex, who played it on the air, leading to the track spreading online. The suit claims Minaj's reps told Chapman's team that the new song was inspired by "Baby Can I Hold You," but Minaj tweeted Aug. 1 that she "had no clue" that "Sorry" contained...
Awkward! Nicki Minaj and Cardi B FIGHT as rapper throws shoe in explosive feud

Awkward! Nicki Minaj and Cardi B FIGHT as rapper throws shoe in explosive feud

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New York Fashion Week erupted into chaos after Cardi B reportedly threw her shoe at Nicki Minaj at the Harper's Bazaar Icons party.A video shared on social media shows Cardi, 25, screaming and lunging at Nicki before she had to be held back by her security guard.According to TMZ, Cardi went to Nicki's table to "address lies she had been spreading", and things escalated when Cardi took off her shoe and hurled it at Nicki.Cards was seen sporting a huge bump over her eye and a rip at the back of her floor length frock as she was escorted from the building by security. Related Articles She later posted on social media, referencing a feud, but not mentioning Nicki by name.Cardi wrote: "I've let a lot of s*** slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let...
Famous birthdays for Dec. 8: Nicki Minaj, Teri Hatcher

Famous birthdays for Dec. 8: Nicki Minaj, Teri Hatcher

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Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius.They include:-- Mary Queen of Scots in 1542-- Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, in 1765-- General Motors founder William Durant in 1861-- French movie pioneer Georges Melies in 1861-- Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in 1865-- Mexican muralist Diego Rivera in 1886-- Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. in 1925-- Actor Maximilian Schell in 1930-- Actor David Carradine in 1936 File Photo by David Silpa/UPI -- Actor James MacArthur in 1937-- Irish flutist James Galway in 1939 (age 78)-- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Jim Morrison in 1943-- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Gregg Allman in 1947-- Writer Bill Bryson in 1951 (age 66)-- Actor Kim Basinger in 1953 (age 64)-- Actor Teri Hatcher in 1964 (age 53) ...