Nicki Minaj sends Resorts World message after Amsterdam arrest

Nicki Minaj when she attended a fashion event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2024 in New York City
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Nicki Minaj has pledged to be here and ready to go for a Resorts World Arena gig tonight - despite being arrested. The rap superstar cancelled her concert in Manchester last night after being arrested in Amsterdam.

The artist is set to take the stage at the Resorts World Arena tonight (Sunday, May 26) after failing to make it to the Co-op Live arena was called off due to her detention in the Netherlands. Her last-minute hold-up at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on suspicion of possessing soft drugs led to the disappointment of thousands of fans when the show had to be postponed.

The 41 year old rapper later expressed her regret and sent a message to her fans reports Birmingham Live. She shared the following message with her fans on X at 1.17am this morning (May 26): "Thank you to everyone who prayed for me today. May God cover you and all that is connected to you.

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"May you be blessed beyond your imagination. Barbz, I'm at the Stock Exchange hotel in Manchester.

"I arrived a little over an hour ago. After sitting in a jail cell for 5-6 hours, my plane still didn't take off for another 20 mins once I boarded. The flight was 50 mins. 50 mins. That's why they had to do the big song and dance b/c they knew I'd still find a way to perform even if it came down to my last 90 mins in the building which would have been until 11.30pm.

"The building was willing to go past 11pm. So grateful to them for that. So they succeeded at their plan to not let me get on that stage tonight. I succeeded at getting to the root of it all by recording them and posting everything in real time. I have sooooooooo much video evidence. You wouldn't believe it if I told you.

"I'll have the lawyers and GOD take it from here tho. Please please please accept my deepest and most sincere apologies. They sure did know exactly how to hurt me today but this too, shall pass. They've been doing this over and over and over and over and over again and I've tried so hard to not discuss it b/c you guys deserve to just get the good stuff. I hate involving you in anything that isn't for entertainment purposes only.

"We will have another date for tonight's show shortly and I'll probably be able to share it tmrw. One July option and one June option is currently being discussed. I'll find a way to not only makeup the date with the performance but I'm going to create an added bonus for everyone that had a tkt for this show. Promise. I'll STILL be performing at the 2nd Manchester show on the 30th. 5 days away. I'll STILL be performing in Birmingham tmrw ok Barbz Love you."

Find out more and book tickets for tonight's show via the Ticketmaster website. Prices start from around £98.