Nicki Minaj‘s European tour with Juice Wrld kicked off on Thursday (Feb. 21) and has already had to postpone a show due to technical issues.
Nicki and Juice started things off in Munich, Germany. The second show was set to take place in Bratislava, Slovakia but had to be postponed because of electrical issues at the venue. The site could not support the huge technical portions that are incorporated into her show.
Instead of leaving it at that, the Queen rapper personally explained the dilemma and later had an impromptu meet and greet with fans who showed up.
“We’ve been trying for hours to get the show to work, and the building says they don’t have the power in this building to make this show work,” she told the crowd. “I feel horrible because you guys have been here for hours, and they’ve been trying everything they possibly can.”
She promised to return at a later date. Nicki later addressed the issue with fans on Instagram.
“Gutted. Heart broken,” she wrote. “I can’t believe my fans sometimes. After waiting for hours & hours, they still tried to be understanding. Production was told the building does not have the power to facilitate my lifts (which don’t only move me below & very VERY high above the stage, but also move all our props, furniture, dancers, band, etc.), our lighting rig, fog, cryo, confetti, movies/visuals. They’d get the show powered up then the breaker would basically trip after a few mins. Juice WRLD & I waited while they did this over & over for 3 hours.”
She continued to speak glowingly of her die-hard supporters who made the trip. “Some of my fans came from Austria, Nigeria, etc. I met w/a lot of them & they had the best, sweetest energy,” she added. “I’m so disappointed. Slovakia, I love you so much & I’ll do everything in my power to get back to you as soon as I can. I think the venue/promo team probably didn’t expect a rap show to have such over the top production. We run the risk of someone getting hurt if we start the show & smthng malfunctions mid-show. Sorry we couldn’t have a great night together. We’ll be in Poland on Sunday @ a building that can facilitate our show. ♥️🙏🏽.”
Nicki has 20 dates left in the Euro leg of her tour, after which she will return Stateside for the North American leg. She is also gearing up to release her fifth solo album, which she says is complete.
See Nicki’s post about her postponed tour date below.
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