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Nicki Minaj cancels second concert in Amsterdam after drug bust

Nicki Minaj has canceled her second concert in Amsterdam following her recent arrest after Dutch officers allegedly found drugs in her luggage at Schiphol Airport.

The 41-year-old rapper and singer, who is currently on his Pink Friday 2 World Tour, was scheduled to perform at the city’s Ziggo Dome on June 2.

However, on May 31, Dutch show promoter Mojo announced on their website that “due to the events of the past week, Nicki Minaj’s show on Sunday, June 2 at the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, will no longer have place. Tickets will be refunded at the point of sale.”

Minaj was at the airport on May 25, preparing to leave the city – where she started her tour – to fly to Manchester, England, for her next concert, when she was stopped by border police on suspicion of exporting soft drugs.

In a video streamed live to her followers, Minaj revealed that she had pre-rolled joints in her bag that she said belonged to someone else.

The Netherlands classifies marijuana, which is legal in the country, as a “soft drug.”

After initially resisting the authority’s request to get into a police vehicle, arguing that he needed “a lawyer present,” he eventually relented and got inside.

Nicki Minaj was arrested in Amsterdam last week after police allegedly found drugs in her luggage
Nicki Minaj was arrested in Amsterdam last week after police allegedly found drugs in her luggage (Getty Images for MTV)

While being transported, she told officers she was worried she might not be able to make the next show. The officer assured her that they would “try to get (her) there” as soon as possible.

The ‘Anaconda’ star was unable to make it to Manchester in time for her gig at the Co-op Live arena, where 20,000 fans were waiting for her to take to the stage.

After Minaj was released from police custody, she hopped on X, formerly Twitter, to give more details about her date. She said police “said they found weed and another group of people have to come in here to weigh the pre-rolls” — referring to the pre-rolled marijuana joints that are typically bought in stores.

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“Remember they took my luggage without consent. My security has already informed them that those pre-rolls belong to him,” she continued. “Oh yeah, and the pilot wants me to take my (Instagram) post.”

A few hours later, Minaj updated her fans, claiming that “after sitting in a jail cell for 5-6 hours, my plane still didn’t take off 20 minus once I boarded.”

In another tweet, Minaj blamed her former management for her travel woes, accusing them of adding “30-50k to my plane and pocketing it.” She claimed their goal was to “make me late and pocket 40 grand” by forcing her to miss a flight and book another plane.

“Glossia is a disease. You know the rest,” she wrote.

Minaj is scheduled to perform in Paris, France tomorrow, before continuing on to Germany next week.