News: Nicki Minaj Loses Ill Battle, Throat Problems Sideline Young Money Barbie
Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 4:55PM
Young Money’s Nicki Minaj has pulled the plug out from performing at this weekend’s overseas V Festival, reportedly due to vocal problems.
According to reports, Minaj nixed her slated appearance at the festival while boarding a plane to England.
Nicki Minaj has cancelled her performance at this weekend’s V Festival (August 18 – 19). The ‘Starships’ rapper had been scheduled to headline the 4Music stage at Weston Park, Staffordshire today before moving onto the Hylands Park site in Chelmsford tomorrow, but has pulled out of the bash after she felt ill boarding a flight from New York to the UK yesterday (August 17). Minaj isn’t the first artist to pull out of V Festival, with both Dappy and Frank Ocean having previously cancelled their slots at this year’s event. They have been replaced by The Charlatans and Wiley respectively. (NME)
The event’s spokesperson has since released a statement confirming the rapper’s last-minute decision.
“Due to on-going vocal issues, Nicki Minaj is unable to play this year’s V Festival. Miss Minaj’s band and crew have all arrived in the UK ahead of the performance at the festival this weekend, however as the artist herself boarded her flight from New York on Friday 17th August, she felt unwell again. This is despite having thought she had overcome her vocal chord issues from earlier in the week. Having revisited her doctor she has now been advised to rest for a week, which unfortunately means that she is no long able to perform at V Festival,” they added. “V Festival organizers wish her a speedy recovery.” (Statement)
Despite her absence, notable acts at the festival include Roc Nation’s Rita Ora and LMFAO.
V Festival line-up: The Stone Roses
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Noah & The Whale
Reverend And The Makers
The Ting Tings
Gossip (V Festival)
Last weekend, the platinum-selling rapper rocked a live New York City show.
It was a packed audience full of kids holding up their cell phones when Nicki Minaj took the stage at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom Tuesday night for Pepsi Presents Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Tour: NYC . After canceling last minute at this year’s Hot 97 Summer Jam , Nicki made sure the free make-up show pulled out all the stops. There were four outfit changes (and just as many wigs ), about a million-billion hits and four enormous guests: Cam’ron , Foxy Brown , Drake and Lil Wayne! (FUSE TV)
Check out some recent Nicki Minaj footage below: