Nicki Minaj's bizarre response when fan says he's from Wales


A video shared on social media shows rapper and singer-songwriter Nicki Minaj's bizarre reaction when a fan tells her they are from Wales. The 'Starships' and 'Super Bass' singer was performing in the UK as part of her Pink Friday 2 World Tour.

A clip shared by TikTok user jameliaa_x shows the artist on stage as she engages with various members of the audience. While sharing the microphone with some fans, she asked the crowd: "Where are you guys from?".

After passing the microphone to one fan, they explain that they are from Wales. They said: "I'm from Wales, Nicki", which seemingly got a rousing applause from other fans. The Trinidadian rapper responded with a rather posh English accent and said: "Wales. It always reminds me of a dear friend of mine, well - she's not here any more, the Princess of Wales [Princess Diana]. Let's have a moment of silence for her".

READ MORE: A Welsh rail line will be closed for 12 days due to engineering works

LATEST: First look inside top Welsh chef's new Cardiff restaurant Gorse where you can watch him cook up close

Nicki Minaj has got into a row with Boris Johnson and Piers Morgan over vaccination myths
During her concert, Nicki Minaj said that Wales reminded her of a "dear friend" -Credit:Getty Images

Many were taken aback by the rapper's response and shared their thoughts on the social media platform. "Is the Welsh accent in the room with us?" one TikToker asked. "Nicki’s accent is quite marvellous," another one said. Others praised her for her interaction with her fans, while others pointed out that "Welsh accents are completely different from London accents".

Perhaps Nicki's response was influenced by fellow rapper Ice Spice's song named Princess Diana. A remix featuring Minaj was released as a single on April 14, 2023 and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

Known by her fans as the 'Queen of Rap', Minaj has been on tour since March of this year. The artist was involved in controversy recently after her gig at Manchester's Co-op Live arena was cancelled at the last minute following her arrest at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. On Saturday, May 25, many fans were left disappointed due to the cancellation.

Minaj had been taken into custody on suspicion of exporting soft drugs. According to Dutch authorities, she was then served with a €350 (£300) fine and was permitted to continue her journey. However, the star did not make it in time for her concert in Manchester, leaving approximately 20,000 fans waiting in the arena. For the latest TV & Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter