Nicki Minaj to Perform in Jeddah

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Recording artist Nicki Minaj performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Female American rapper, songwriter, and singer, Nicki Minaj, is set to perform at a Jeddah music festival on the 18th of July. The music event will be the biggest of it’s kind gaining coverage from MTV.

Via Arabnews

The Grammy winner will perform at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium. Liam Payne, DJ R3wire, and Varsk will also be making an appearance.

The announcement has received much negative backlash and shocked locals. People took to social media expressing their confusion at her selection in the highly conservative kingdom.

WE SAID THIS: Tickets are available now online at Jeddah World Fest and in Virgin Megastores in Saudi Arabia