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Nicki Minaj forced to postpone Slovakia tour date after technical difficulties

Tatyana Jenene

 // Feb 23, 2019

Artist // Instagram

Just a day after Nicki Minaj kicked off her Nicki WRLD Tour, the rapper was forced to cancel a show in Bratislava, Slovakia due to electrical issues.

According to TMZ, the concert venue experienced several outages leading up to Friday night's show and was unable to support the "technical aspects of" the tour's set design.

After exhausting all possible solutions with no resolve, Nicki stepped onto the stage to personally break the bad news to concertgoers.



"We've been trying for hours to get the show to work, and the building says they don't have the power in this building to make this show work. I feel horrible because you guys have been here for hours, and they've been trying everything they possibly can."

After telling her fans, "I fucking love you," Nicki spent hours walking around the venue meeting with fans.

Following the impromptu meet and greet, Nicki posted an apology to her Instagram account, promising fans that she would be back.



"Gutted. Heart broken. I can't believe my fans sometimes," the post read. "After waiting for hours & hours, they still tried to be understanding. Production was told the building does not have the power to facilitate my lifts (which don't only move me below & very VERY high above the stage, but also move all our props, furniture, dancers, band, etc.), our lighting rig, fog, cryo, confetti, movies/visuals. They'd get the show powered up then the breaker would basically trip after a few mins. Juice WRLD & I waited while they did this over & over for 3 hours. Some of my fans came from Austria, Nigeria, etc. I met w/a lot of them & they had the best, sweetest energy. I'm so disappointed. Slovakia, I love you so much & I'll do everything in my power to get back to you as soon as I can. I think the venue/promo team probably didn't expect a rap show to have such over the top production. We run the risk of someone getting hurt if we start the show & smthng malfunctions mid-show. Sorry we couldn't have a great night together. We'll be in Poland on Sunday @ a building that can facilitate our show."

Nicki's tour with Juice WRLD is expected to go throughout Europe until the end of March and then kick off in America with special guest Soulja Boy later this summer.

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