Nicki Minaj confirmed for Britney Spears tour

Britney Spears has confirmed Nicki Minaj will be joining her on the star's forthcoming US dates.

Rumours were rife last week that the pair were in talks after Enrique Iglesias pulled out of the 26 date jaunt.

Now Britney has revealed the rapper will definitely be joining her for the shows.

'This is the Femme Fatale tour, and I'm thrilled to have the hot Nicki Minaj join me and Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo will get everyone on the dance floor,' she said on her official website.

'Can't wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road.'

The tour gets underway in Sacramento on June 26 and will wrap-up August 13 in Toronto.

'Could not think of a sexier Femme Fatale than @NickiMinaj to come on tour with me! Gonna be a hot summer people!' Britney continued on her Twitter page.