Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert over women rights
Nicki Minaj won’t perform in Saudi Arabia, but The Black Eyed Peas will.
Lana del Rey won’t perform in Israel, but Madonna will. Sting will perform in Uzbekistan, but not in Kazakhstan. Oh, and Mariah Carey will seemingly perform anywhere, no matter how dire the humanitarian crisis.
Welcome to the world of famous musicians, human rights abuses and cultural boycotts, where everyone is very sorry for endorsing dictatorships, but weirdly only after they’ve been accused of taking blood money.
Nicki Minaj is the latest star to face controversy. The rapper was due to headline the Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia next week but has pulled out, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBT community.