Nicki Minaj and Rihanna’s US Tour

April 8, 2010

A few days ago, it was announced the ‘The Last Girl On Earth’ tour will be hitting stages this summer. The opening act was announced to be a combo of Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna was thrilled. But now it seems there is now an opening. See more details below, including more photos and a video.

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It seems that all most as soon as we heard about the tour, we heard that the Young Money rapper would not actually be participating. And guess how we heard? Twitter of course!

It is interesting to hear her reason why. She says she wants to focus on her album right now, tweeting late Tuesday and early Wednesday:

“*sighs* how … how do i say this … hope the barbz [her fans] will understand … hate letting them down. *sighs again while in deep thought*”


“Barbz I’m sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi’s tour. I’ve decided 2 use that time 4 the completion of my album. Hope u understand”

And one of her reps confirmed that Nicki Minaj and Rihanna will not be going on tour together this summer. Now this is surprising to MTV, who had interviewed her in February where she stated quite the opposite.

“With the album, just like with my mixtape, I never like to rush it,” she said. “With the album, I think it’s more important that people get accustomed to seeing a female rapper again. Before I drop an album, people need to come out and see. People don’t even know what a female rapper does.”

Now I’m confused! It seems that there is maybe more to this situation than we know yet. Even if the young rapper’s name is still on the official announcement, a new opening act will be found. The tour seems to still be going full steam ahead with Ke$ha, and will still start this summer in Seattle.

Check out more photos of Nicki Minaj and Rihanna below, and see the video of them doing a song together.

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Photos:, Adriana M. Barraza, Jeff Daly, Patricia Schlein, Andres Otero, Flashpoint

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