Nicki Minaj is making a statement by backing out of the Jeddah World Fest.
Minaj says she will not perform at the Saudi Arabian festival to show her support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.
"After much controversy surrounding her upcoming show in Saudi Arabia, Nicki Minaj has decided to back out of the 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." https://t.co/9KYNVHuECI— CNN (@CNN) July 9, 2019
@NICKIMINAJ, Your implication about the LGBTQ+ community, this is a way so unique for a rapper and I'm so proud to support a rapper like you, who defend minority. The LGBTQ people and women are victims of many violence of Saudi Arabia and by your choice you open doors.— Nala /Beyoncé (@typ0ul0u) July 9, 2019
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