Nicki Minaj cancels performance at Saudi music festival

UPI - 07-09


July 9 (UPI) -- Rapper Nicki Minaj backed out of a music festival appearance in Saudi Arabia in show of support for the rights of women and LGBTQ people. Minaj announced her decision Tuesday to cancel her planned headlining performance at the Jeddah World Fest on July 18 after the Human Rights Foundation called for her and other performers to not appear at the festival.