Nicki Minaj Cancels North American Tour With Future

Nicki Minaj has announced that she’s postponing the North American leg of her upcoming NickiHndrxx Tour.

According to a statement, the artist’s decision to cancel the previously announced tour follows a decision to “reevaluate elements of production” on the tour. The statement released by Live Nation on Tuesday also confirmed that the tour will now kick off in Europe in February.

Following the scheduling changes, Minaj took to Twitter to announce that Future will still perform with her during the European leg of the tour, but she “may have to take another co-headliner,” or she may decide to just have “three or four opening acts.”

“This is all happening because I pushed my album back two months. I just finished writing and recording hours before the album came out. So now, I just simply don’t have time to rehearse, and be on the road, and give you guys the level of the show I need to give. I really apologize, but it’ll be worth it,” she said. 

The timing of these news fueled rumors of low ticket sales, in addition to Minaj’s fourth LP, Queen, which failed to go to No. 1.