Hey. There is no doubt that Nicki Minaj is an incredible artist, talented, hard-working, badass, inspirational, and just basically a queen. Well after what she did yesterday to her Slovak fans her reputation in our small lovely country rapidly changed and she became a laughing-stock and popular meme for her thousand fans.
We in Slovakia don’t have many concerts of stars of this huge format as Nicki Minaj – that’s why her performance in our capital city Bratislava was such a big deal. Her show was sold out for weeks regardless of its price. It was supposed to be held in the Ondrej Nepalas arena. Our biggest stadium for KHL plays, IIHF that’s gonna be held in Slovakia this year. All of those few major concerts we happen to have in here. Stars like Beyonce or Depeche Mode performed in Ondrej Nepalas arena before.
So what happened?
Well first of all Nicky and her crew arrived 5 hours later than they were supposed to so they were in a rush to get their show going.
The organizers had to announce to the excited crowd that the show might start half hour later.
No big deal who wouldn’t wait for queen for 30 min longer?
The opener of the Nicki show was supposed to be Majk Spirit – a famous Slovak rapper who’s show got canceled because of the rush Minaj’s crew were in.
Nicki left her fans waiting for 4 hours of nothing, no information of what’s going on. This was a major event in Slovakia. Most of our celebrities were there waiting. Understandably upset and tweeting and Instagramming the whole thing.
Next – well after over 4 hours of waiting Nicki Minaj herself appeared on the stage surrounded by her security and a translator and announced something unexpected.
The show is canceled.
Well, she doesn’t say it like that but that’s what’s happening. She keeps saying how “fucking much she loves her fans” and how upset she is that she can’t perform tonight because of technical difficulties. Apparently, the Ondrej Nepalas arena can’t hold her show. It doesn’t have enough power to support her performance. She said that they tried to work it for hours. It just won’t go and that she doesn’t know what to do and kept saying how much she loved her fans all of the time. Obviously, people booed her and I understand them. Imagine you’re waiting for your idol for like 6 hours and how heartbroken and angry you must feel when they cancel it altogether.
So Slovak fans gathered in a building, stood there for an hour, saw Nicki Minaj for 5 minutes, took a picture, lost their money, and got home.
I understand the technical difficulties like this could happen to anyone – BUT.
Nicky Minaj’s crew send over their request for the show to run smoothly. They requested a bunch of silly things like gummy bears, fruit, a mirror, a leather couch, a ton of fast food meals so Nicky can choose what’s she’s in a mood for. Aroma candles, fresh flowers, and many other little things, and the organizers met all of their demands. I can’t believe they forgot to mention the energy needed for the show…
You can imagine the amount of memes from this whole fiasco situation that circles Slovak internet now. It’s awesome. Scandalous but so funny.
I just feel sorry for all of the money people had to spend to travel to Bratislava, buy a ticket to see their favorite rapper only to just turn around and go back home. Also sucks for all of the young kids in the audience.
Nicky later posted on her Instagram this:
I get her point of view – best or nothing. She clearly didn’t wanna half-ass her show. But at that point, her fans would be happy if she could just stand there and smile for a bit longer than those 5 minutes she went on the stage to cancel the whole thing.
It was clearly a bad night for both Nicki Minaj and Nicky Minajs fans that came out of the Ondrej Nepalas arena in a much smaller number.
Thank you for your attention