Nicki Minaj drops out of Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth tour

Nicki-ManajImage Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesJust two days after Rihanna announced that Ke$ha and Lil Wayne’s Young Money vixen Nicki Minaj would be hitting the road with her this July, Minaj has pulled out. Nicki dropped the news that she’ll miss the Last Girl on Earth tour through her Twitter account.

“I’m sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi’s tour,” she tweeted about an hour ago. “I’ve decided 2 use that time 4 the completion of my album. Hope u understand.”

Granted, tours can be time consuming, but couldn’t she have found  a way to record on the road? That exposure would’ve been a great way to promote her upcoming debut album. And why didn’t she think about this before Monday’s announcement?

Sad to see Minaj go?

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  • Fatima

    Well now I’m not so sad they’re not coming to my city. Nicki’s a mess but I’m oddly obsessed with her. The WTF artist of our times. Anything to get the album out quicker?

  • benjamin moore

    i think its a good idea that she work on her own tracks a look for her own hit. she has guested on everyone elses tracks and made them hot..now she needs her own number one..then she can tour and have songs that fans will know.

  • PeterBilt

    what a shame that the sounds that come out her mouth will not be heard by thousands of chumps who paid money to hear the sonic eargasm that is Nick Manage.

  • Maserda

    Who’s she?

    • dave

      your momma!

    • katie

      Yea…who the freak is she, and who cares about this tour? Kesha and Rihanna both SUCK majorly!

      • mari

        Katie, it’s Ke$ha :P *being sarcastic in case others don’t get it*

  • JACK HART

    nicki has a great mix tape with one particular song (your love)that uses annie lennox vocals from “no more i love you’s”. hot female rapper at the moment.

  • CHASE

    I love her style. Rap music is so serious all the time. It’s good every now and then to mix it up.. As an artist Nikki M. is very different from other female rappers in my opinion…

  • Barry

    She needs to work on her spelling skills since she seems to have problems spelling out the words to and four. Here in NJ fans are being charged $500 and $300 for the best seats! What a ripoff!!

    • gigi

      How about “to” and “for”? If we’re going to get all technical…let’s get it right.

    • Caro

      Also, it’s Twitter, so using “2″ and “4″ is to conserve characters.

      • gigi

        Thank you!

  • Is Nicki a Fraud?

    I like Nicki, but I’m suspect of her. She was on 106 and Park and backed out doing freestyle. Isn’t she suppose to be one of the dopest FEMALE freestylist out there? And she backs out of a easy request? I don’t know about her. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    • kiki

      what ever stop bein a hater

  • HAHA

    I’m glad Nicki Isn’t Associating with that devil ass bitch they are only trying to recruit more girls to their evil plan. Thats why its called the Last Girl Tour. DUH

    • gianna

      what?

    • gianna

      you should work on making sense

  • duffy

    in time when lyrics are getting more and more unintelligent, she takes the cake. beyond juvenile.

    • in A time*

  • Davidsask

    i think she made the right choice! Popular artists or not on that tour, they don’t have anything in common with her tour wise!!! I also agree she needs her own hit single before opening for anyone.

  • barbie bxxch

    well good nick i go hard 4 get rere but dat rude boy record went hard

  • Adriian

    David rihanna is popular she’s an international star . Nicki isn’t popular like Rihanna soo you make no sense. That turn could of boosted her career :)

    • katie

      It’s not could “of” you retard – it’s could “have”

    • kiki

      what ever stop bein a hater whats wrong with all yall haters

  • hb

    Let’s take a step back and put on our logic hats for a moment, Okay..ready? Clearly, Nicki did not simply drop out of the tour there are some major politics going on as to why she was DROPPED from the tour! She is an emerging female rap artists with no official album or label backing her, no number one single or any hit single for that matter!

    NO EMERGING FEMALE RAP ARTISTS (probably one of the hardest areas in the music industry to really succeed in) with no album, label, or hit just drops out of being invited to headline on a MAJOR TOUR for someone like Rihanna, “staying home to finish her album” MY ASS! The money for any true artist is the tour, and the best way to really take yourself from emerging to ESTABLISHED is touring! For someone who is not even above underground status yet to pull out of a tour with Artists like Ke$ha and Rihanna is simply absurd!

    They dropped her over money, press, MOST LIKELY MONEY, or some type of issue because they were doing her a MAJOR favor by adding her to the tour. This could have been great for her and her upcoming album!

    Having said that, I think the tour is going to be A HIT! HATE on RiRi or Ke$ha all you want, but they are hot and RiRi definitely has the chops to back up a major US tour! It will be a great tour and I BET YOU ANYTHING they will add another female rapper or songstress to the tour!

    • Phil

      Completely agree with you. Poor Nicki. This is your first major FAIL since Weezy went behind bars! Thbis tour would have opened you up to a fanbase compromising of more white girls, than just urban females that have heard you guesting on rap & R&B songs for the past year. Your song, “Massive Attack”, the 1st single from your debut SUCKS, and not for nothing, but anything Sean Garrett actually puts his name in, as a featured artist, tends to flop, SEE EVERYTHING HE RELEASED AS A SOLO ARTIST. Let him write something for you, but don’t let him appear on the title. Hopefully you got a hot a song with Wayne in the vaults for summer radio since you now won’t be on one of the hottest tours of the summer.

  • Maureen

    Meh. She won’t be missed. ;)

    • kiki

      what ever she will be missed and don’t her cuz u anit her

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