Minaj drops out of Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia
Nicki Minaj explained, “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.”
This move of Nicki Minaj’s came after the Human Rights Foundation requested the performers to drop out of their shows. While she was supposed to perform on 18 July, it’s sure that there would be no performance to look forward to.
Saudi Arabia has been infamous for its orthodox rules. Even though some of them have been loosened for women, there are still segregations. Women are now allowed to drive and even attend sports events.