Nicki Minaj breaks silence on when new Manchester date will be announced after Co-op Live gig chaos

The American rapper shared an update to social media
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Nicki Minaj has broken her silence on when a new date for her Manchester concert will be announced after her sold-out gig at Co-op Live was cancelled at the last minute on Saturday night (May 25).

The rapper and singer, 41, said she spent around six hours in custody after being arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, before eventually being able to fly to the UK for her gig at Co-op Live arena.

But over two hours after fans had been let into the music venue, promoter Live Nation announced the concert was being postponed and would be rescheduled.

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In new posts on social media site X, formerly Twitter, the American music star praised her Manchester fans for being a 'class act' for their understanding that the gig had to be pulled at the eleventh hour.

She asked fans to wait until Monday (May 27) for an update on the when the concert would be rescheduled, suggesting it would be some time in June or July.

Minaj wrote on X: “Manchester I appreciate you. Class act. Give me until (tomorrow) for the update on our new date (please). It will be sometime in June or July like I mentioned last night.”

She also promised an 'added surprise bonus' for fans and said she was 'looking forward' to returning to Manchester for an already scheduled second night at Co-op Live on Thursday.

Minaj followed by saying that Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena date on Sunday would be a 'magical beautiful happy fun unforgettable night”'

Thousands of Nicki Minaj fans were waiting inside Co-op Live when the concert was cancelled
Thousands of Nicki Minaj fans were waiting inside Co-op Live when the concert was cancelled -Credit:Supplied

After eventually landing in Manchester on Saturday night (May 26), Minaj invited her fans, known as Barbz, to her hotel in the centre of Manchester.

The postponement of the show was announced to crowds at the Co-op Live Arena through a tannoy, which said: “We are deeply disappointed for any inconvenience this may cause. Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled performance which will be announced ASAP.

“Despite Nicki’s best efforts to explore every avenue to make tonight’s show happen, the events of today have made it impossible.”