As we recently reported, Nicki Minaj backed out of her scheduled concert this month in Saudi Arabia, and on Tuesday, the “Megatron” rapper took to Twitter to give an example of “how easy it would be” to do wrong in the very conservative country.
The rapper shared her experience during a previous tour stop in Jamaica, in an effort to give her fans an example of how things could easily go wrong in a conservative country.
“I performed in Jamaica before & when I got off the stage I was surrounded by police with guns drawn,” Minaj tweeted. “They were ready 2 take me to jail [because] they said I forgot to bleep a couple [of ]curses.”
“I could make one mistake & go to jail in a diff country where women have no rights,” she continued.
Apparently, Minaj received some backlash due to her tweets, so she took to Twitter again to clarify her statement for the “ppl in the back.”
“I wasn’t saying Jamaica doesn’t have women’s rights. I gave an example of what happened in [Jamaica] to explain how easy it would be to do one thing wrong in [Saudi] Arabia [because] I’m not aware of every single rule & be locked up,” Minaj followed up.
“Everyone knows I love JA. STFU,” she continued. “It’s like y’all purposely misunderstand me. Just say you don’t like me and GWARN!!!!”
Nicki Minaj was originally slated to play the Jeddah World Fest on July 18 but after “careful reflection” the “Megatron” rapper pulled out, as The Hill reports.
“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,” Minaj told the AP in a statement.