Nicki Minaj promises new concert with 'surprise bonus' after Co-op Arena show postponed

Nicki Minaj at the 2024 Met Gala on May 6, 2024 in New York City.
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Nicki Minaj has promised fans she will return to Manchester after her Co-op Arena show was postponed.

Some 20,000 fans in the Manchester venue were disappointed yesterday, May 25, after it was announced the highly anticipated show would not be going ahead following the star's detainment at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

In a statement, an arena spokesman said: "Despite Nicki’s best efforts to explore every possible avenue to make tonight’s show happen, the events of today have made it impossible. We are deeply disappointed by the inconvenience this has caused."

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Following the postponement, Nicki Minaj took to X, formerly Twitter, to send a message to her fans, known collectively as "the Barbz". She said: "Manchester I appreciate you. Class act. Give me until tmrw for the update on our new date plz. It will be sometime in June or July like I mentioned last night. #GagCityManchester and like I also mentioned, I’ll be doing an added surprise bonus for you guys as well."

It is expected the concert due to take place at the Co-Op Arena on May 30 will go ahead as planned, as Nicki added: "To the #Manchester barbz scheduled for the 30th, I look forward to seeing you in just a few more days. Love you."

She received an outpouring of supportive messages from fans in return. Clara Minaj said: "No other artists go above and beyond for their fans like you do."

David said: "THANK YOU from all the barbz for EVERYTHING you do and have done for us."

Riley said: "no YOU are a class act nicki. a true gem. you showed nothing but grace and class when you were being faced with disrespect. the barbz got you".