Nicki Minaj Not To Accompany Rihanna On Music Tour
Lil Wayne's rap protegee Nicki Minaj is ‘disappointed’ she had to drop plans to tour with Rihanna because she was ‘thrilled’ to be invited to join the ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker on the road.
Minaj was announced as one of the support acts to open for Rihanna at her U.S. concerts this summer. But, she pulled out of the jaunt the day after the dates were released because she wanted to focus on her debut solo album.
But Minaj is hoping she will get the chance to perform alongside the Umbrella hitmaker in the future, insisting she's a huge fan of the Bajan beauty.
She quoted, "When I first heard about the possibility of touring with Rihanna, I was thrilled to be included on the ticket. I admire Rihanna as an artist and I know it would’ve been a killer line up. I’m disappointed that the timing won’t work, but I hope we’ll be able to revisit the opportunity in the future."
Rihanna will kick off the tour in Seattle, Washington on 2 July 2010 with pop star Kesha. A replacement for Minaj has yet to be announced.