Výsledok vyhľadávania obrázkov pre dopyt nicki minaj queen
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.

Výsledok vyhľadávania obrázkov pre dopyt nicki minaj

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…

Výsledok vyhľadávania obrázkov pre dopyt nicki minaj slovakia
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
xo Natalia


  1. February 23, 2019 / 4:41 pm

    The pain of heartbreak after all the wait is understandable. Be it in any situation.

    • July 13, 2019 / 2:59 am

      Hmmm…I’m a singer so my question would be why didn’t she just sing with a guitar and a microphone for an hour? Surely the building had enough power for that. My guess is that she doesn’t really sing during the show, and her vocals are prerecorded.

      • natalieihnatova
        July 26, 2019 / 5:31 pm

        no one knows, too late now

  2. February 23, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    love this!

  3. Robert Shoemaker
    February 23, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    Wow that sucks.. I don’t much care for her but I’d think that if she can come out and talk on a mic then it may be possible to scale down the theatrics and focus on playing music and singing?

    • February 23, 2019 / 8:48 pm

      Exactly! What a disappointment!

  4. February 23, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Very interesting your point of view! Keep sharing it hehe 🙂

  5. February 23, 2019 / 6:53 pm

    This behavior really is shameful, was it made to show how rep music is a huge deal, I am not sure this back up technical thing about she is saying…And the comment bellow from an Instagram fan is heartbreaking.

  6. February 23, 2019 / 7:14 pm

    When problems like this occur in the Tampa bay area, Florida, the price of the ticket gets refunded, but you lose fees, taxes, parking costs, etc.

  7. February 23, 2019 / 7:25 pm

    Nikki is in no way shape or form a queen. That word has been sucked of its meaning over the years, just like “diva”. What is she “queen” of? Insults and pics of poor taste? If she was a queen, she could make it work no matter what… unless she can’t make it work because 95% of her talent relies on the enhancement from technology. What a disappointment to the many fans who payed ticket prices and travel to go see her. I hope she is refunding money for an issue that should never have happened.

  8. February 23, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    She should be forced to give refunds –

  9. February 23, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    Oh this was really bad for the fans. Standing for 4 hours omg

  10. adamlanesmithbooks
    February 23, 2019 / 8:09 pm

    Pretty intense stuff. Certainly disasters do happen when you put on a massive show, but the basics need to be covered. And a huge portion of retaining customers is the service you provide. Robbing them through thoughtlessness and paying them back with cheap words guarantees you lose lifelong customers who will happily spend their limited funds elsewhere.

  11. February 23, 2019 / 9:18 pm

    Clearly she lacked the talent to perform without special effects to distract her fans from the fact she lacks the talent to perform.

  12. February 23, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    If it was somebody like Lady Gaga she would have found a way to improvise. Everybody uses technology but when you have to rely on it exclusively to do your show maybe your really not that talented. Hopefully she will make up for this somehow. It she doesn’t it becomes a message to all her fans who she truly is.

  13. February 24, 2019 / 1:21 am

    I’m sure she had a working mic and some musicians. She should have come out and done a show. Maybe she doesn’t have the talent to perform without all the production stuff.

  14. February 24, 2019 / 1:21 am

    You have to wonder, you really do.
    I don’t know about this artist, but my first thought was that this was some kind of selfish publicity stunt. I cannot believe, that someone of her supposed fame and success – or more to the point, an arena where the event organisers are not exactly new to hosting concerts – would not realise the capacity of their power supply? She – or her manager – should be providing that information first up. Let gummy bears come later!
    Now if she REALLY loves her fans, there should be compensation in the form of re-organising the show and with those who were let down getting a free ticket. This has happened many a time before in other arenas, due to disasters or tragedies or simple stuff ups preventing the show from taking place.

  15. February 24, 2019 / 1:54 am

    How on EARTH did her team not know ahead of time what they could and couldn’t do in that arena? Also goes to show though how talent-less she is, if she can’t find a way to improvise.

  16. February 25, 2019 / 5:33 am

    It just seems a little unprofessional as well!

  17. February 25, 2019 / 11:57 am

    They is truly crass, it might not be the show your want but seriously you need to put on something.

  18. February 26, 2019 / 10:33 am

    You have a great way of expressing yourself, Natalia. Interesting article, very well written.
    Kindness – Robert.

  19. July 19, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    I used to be such a Nicki fan, as a Caribbean American woman who has a very shapely body. Nicki made me proud of my curves, and proud of not looking like everyone else. But she has let me down so much with the surgeries, and ugly diva behavior. I could only imagine how she made your entire country feel! You again made an amazing article, I am a new fan and hopefully a friend ❤

  20. July 24, 2019 / 12:48 pm

    So unprofessional — I agree with comments above that if she were worth anything she would have improvised something, ANYTHING. It irritates me when people blame their own failings on the trappings around them. She deserves to lose all her fans and all the respect she had gained up to that point. Think of the money people spent to come there — not just the tickets! But transportation, hotels, taking time off from work, etc. Not doing a show (even if it’s not the show you want to do) after all that is inexcusable.

    • natalieihnatova
      July 26, 2019 / 5:07 pm

      Yes exactly. thank you for your comment

  21. July 26, 2019 / 11:24 pm

    In Denmark the organizers would refund the tickets, but then would take the matter up with the “star” and try to get their money back. 😉 😀 But travel, parking, hotel, all that would be lost for the fans.

  22. July 27, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    Thanks for being a friend; you are very kind.

  23. July 28, 2019 / 1:36 pm

    this is a disgrace. if I had to wait 5 hours for a show to be cancelled I would really be pissed off. but I hope you will get a refund. otherwise they’re just thieves (or maybe jokers). but again I don’t think Nicky Minaj is a great artist.

  24. July 31, 2019 / 2:05 am

    I agree with a previous comment that she could have just taken a guitar and sang for the audience. But i suspect she may not be able to perform without all the technical assistance . Bruce Springsteen managed to hold an audience in his hand with just a couple of guitars and a piano for months doing his one man show in New York in a theatre.

  25. August 4, 2019 / 5:42 am

    I’m sorry this happened to you. What a disappointment. And how thoughtless, to take all those people’s money and give them NOTHING.
    But then, any time a mortal person is made into a “diva,” a “queen,” or a god(dess), there will be disappointment sooner or later.

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