Nicki Minaj Called Out For A$AP Rocky Support Tweet

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She told the Associated Press she pulled out of her show after "educating" herself on the many "issues" women, the LGBTQ community and other minority groups face in the country. The initiative has been created to reflect Jeddah's history and its potential for holidaymakers, as well as to help change stereotypes about Saudi Arabia in general.

Nicki, in a statement on Tuesday, confirmed that she canceled the scheduled performance in Saudi Arabia next week in view of her support for the rights of women and the LGBT community.

The post amassed more than 15,000 comments within the first hour, as fans pleaded with the rapper to reconsider her decision. "You guys will never know the things my fans express to me privately".

"I'm exhausted of my fans sending me DM's saying they want to commit suicide", she began her post on Twitter. "NO disrespect to the Saudi govt". Jeddah World Fest, which in line with Saudi laws is alcohol and drug-free, is open to people 16 and older and will take place at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium in the Red Sea city.

"For decades the Saudi government has harassed, arrested, and sentenced dissidents violating their freedom of expression, opinion and assembly", the letter reads.

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Critics questioned how the rapper would adapt to the conservative country, since her performances are usually accompanied by obscenities and skimpy clothing.

The star received mixed responses; one fan insisted "yes lol the media fabricated everything", while another wrote, "not without a guardian... sad". "Definitely respect your decision".

Other fans asked her to direct message them to discuss the situation further, to which the Starships hitmaker responded with "ok" and heart emojis.

The US-based Human Rights Foundation had earlier urged Nicki Minaj to "refuse the regime's money" and instead use her global influence to demand the release of jailed Saudi women activists.

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