Nicki Minaj released by Dutch police before Manchester Co-op Live Arena show

-Credit: (Image: PA)
-Credit: (Image: PA)


The singer and rapper Nicki Minaj has been released following her arrest in Amsterdam. The performer was reportedly detained in the Netherlands hours before she was due to go on stage at the Manchester Co-op Live Arena.

The 41-year-old American singer, known for the songs Starships, Super Bass and Anaconda, is set to perform at Co-op Live Arena on Saturday evening as part of her Pink Friday World Tour. A statement to the PA news agency from the National Police Corps said a woman, 41, was arrested after allegedly trying to take soft drugs from Schiphol Airport to another country.

An update from the Dutch force at around 9pm stated that it had released their “suspect and she can now move on," PA reports.

Minaj’s show at Co-op Live was originally set to have doors open at 6.30pm but this was changed to 7pm, and fans have since entered the venue.