Why Did Nicki Minaj Pull Out Of MTV VMAs 2021 Performance?
10 September 2021, 15:31
Nicki Minaj is the second artist to cancel her performance at the MTV VMAs.
In a fan Q&A on Twitter, she replied to a fan who asked if she’s performing at the Sunday night ceremony.
And she responded: “I just pulled out. I’ll explain why another day.”
Nicki cleared up any rumours of conflict before they even started, adding: “I love those guys at MTV… Next year we there baby.”
The 38-year-old rapper would have been performing alongside the likes of Doja Cat, who is also hosting, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo and Lil Nas X.
Normani has since been added to the line-up.
Why did Nicki Minaj pull out of the MTV VMAs?
Nicki hasn’t yet confirmed why she pulled out of performing at the MTV VMAs, but her cancellation came a few days after Lorde too withdrew from the line-up.
Lorde cancelled her own show due to the “very necessary” Covid safety measures in place after planning a performance with a large group of dancers that would have made social distancing very tricky.
Nicki’s reason for pulling out of the schedule may be a similar reason to Lorde’s, as the ’Starships’ rapper is known for going all out for her stage shows.
Other artists set to perform include Justin Bieber, Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker.