The Pink Monarch of Jamaica, Queens, returns to her NYC roots on July 26 for a star-studded bash at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Rapper and singer Nicki Minaj will be joined by buzzy backwards duo Rae Sremmurd (whose recent hit single “Throw Sum Mo” features Minaj), Meek Mill, Tinashe, and Detroit rapper DeJ Loaf during her nineteen-date Pinkprint Tour throughout the U.S. (Stay tuned — she’s hinted at more dates to be announced in the near future.)
Currently on the European leg of the tour, Minaj is supporting her third and most emotionally raw and revealing studio effort to date, The Pinkprint. Minaj’s Saturday Night Live spell gave us a taste of what to expect from the live imagining of Pinkprint tracks, but there’s no telling what surprises she’ll have in store, given the mega talents rolling with her stateside.
Her last performance at Barclays was this past September for Fashion Rocks, where CBS cut her televised airtime short during her performance of single “Anaconda.” Frustrated, she took to her Instagram afterwards to highlight the ways artists strive to give their fans the ultimate, passionate experience. It’s safe to bet Minaj won’t be running into the same problems the next time she hits the venue for her homecoming show.
Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour stops at the Barclays Center on July 26. General tickets go on sale Friday, March 20, at 10 a.m.
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