Nicki Minaj arrested at Amsterdam airport for alleged drug possession

Nicki Minaj was arrested by police at an airport in the Netherlands, according to posts she shared on social media.

The “Barbie World” rapper, whose full name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, livestreamed the incident on her Instagram account, recording a law enforcement officer informing her that she was “in arrest” for “transporting drugs” and asking him to enter a van which, he said, would take him to the police station.

Reports do not indicate whether she was charged with a crime, but Dutch police said Minaj was fined and allowed to continue her trip, the BBC reports.

In her footage, which was reposted to X (formerly Twitter) by a fan account, Minaj repeatedly denies the allegations and asks for a lawyer before finally getting into the van.

“Now they told me I had to leave in 5 minutes to make a statement regarding my safety at the police station,” she wrote on X.

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A representative for Minaj did not immediately respond to Weekly Entertainmentrequest for comment.

A Dutch police spokesperson told NBC News: “We can confirm that we have arrested a 41-year-old American woman at Schiphol Airport for possession of soft drugs. »

Dutch military police said travelers are prohibited from using drugs outside the Netherlands. The Guardian.

The 41-year-old rapper was heading to Manchester, England, for her concert at the Co-op Live Arena as part of her Pink Friday 2 World Tour. Additional video posted to the Grammy winner’s Instagram account shows her speaking to an unidentified man, who informs her that her luggage needs to be searched because, he said, he “doesn’t believe not that you don’t have more with you than you have.” said.”

In a series of X-rated messages, Minaj claimed officers “took my luggage without my consent” and were “trying to take me away from MANCHESTER”. She added: “Actually it’s Amsterdam, where weed is legal. »

She also alleged that the arrest was a way to derail her tour, writing: “They are being paid a lot of money to try to sabotage my tour, because so many people are angry because it’s such a success and they can’t eat me. . They were caught stealing money from my trips/jets. Got fired. I became crazy. Etc.”

In a statement obtained by the Manchester Evening NewsLive Nation announced that Minaj’s show at Co-op Live had been “postponed” following her arrest.

“Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled show, which will be announced as soon as possible. Despite Nicki’s best efforts to explore all possible avenues for tonight’s show to take place, today’s events have made this impossible We are deeply disappointed by the inconvenience this has caused. More information will be available at your point of purchase.

Early Sunday morning, the rapper apologized for postponing the UK concert to a crowd of fans outside her hotel in Manchester.

“I love you and I’m so sorry this happened tonight,” Minaj said in a video posted to social media.

She later released a statement on X, describing her experience. “Barbz, I’m at the Stock Hotel in #Manchester,” she wrote. “I arrived a little over an hour ago. After being in a prison cell for 5-6 hours, my plane still didn’t take off for 20 minutes once I boarded.”

Minaj continued, “So they succeeded in their plan to not let me go on stage tonight. I managed to get to the bottom of it by recording it and posting everything in real time. I have so much video proof .You would” I won’t believe it if I tell you. I will ask the lawyers and GOD to take it from here, but please, please accept my deepest and most sincere apologies.
They certainly knew exactly how to hurt me today, but this too shall pass.”

This story has been updated with Minaj’s apology to her fans.

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