Nicki Minaj teases new concert date after arrest in Amsterdam causes sell out Co-Op Live gig to be cancelled

-Credit: (Image: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
-Credit: (Image: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)


Nicki Minaj has teased a possible date for her to return to Manchester after her arrest in Amsterdam caused her sell out Co-op Live gig to be cancelled 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.

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

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On Sunday (May 26) the star teased the date would be announced on Monday (May 27), suggesting it would likely be moved to 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.”

Crowds leaving the Co-op Live Arena following the postponement of Nicki Minaj's concert
Crowds leaving the Co-op Live Arena following the postponement of Nicki Minaj's concert -Credit:Lottie Gibbons

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.

In a new post on social media, the rapper then teased a possible new date for the rescheduled show when asked by a fan, who said: "@NICKIMINAJ any update on the dates for #gagcitymanchester."

Responding, Minaj said: "Yes, they’d like for me to do JULY 10th. They’ll send you guys official word. What do you think about that date?"

However, the website for Co-op Live shows that band Kings Of Leon are booked to perform at the venue on that date. Nicki Minaj's tour promoter Live Nation has been approached for comment.