Future, Chris Brown, and Janet Jackson added to Saudi Arabia festival Nicki Minaj pulled out of

Tyga and 50 Cent will also perform at Jeddah Fest on Thursday.

July 18, 2019
Future, Chris Brown, and Janet Jackson added to Saudi Arabia festival Nicki Minaj pulled out of Chris Brown (L) and Future at the Post Show for the 2017 BET Awards on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.   Maury Phillips/Getty

Janet Jackson, Future, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, and Tyga have have joined the bill for Jeddah World Fest, a Saudi Arabia concert Nicki Minaj pulled out of over fears regarding human rights in the country.

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As Billboard reports, organizers of the concert, which takes place on July 18 at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium, updated their website with news of the new performers. They join the previously announced Liam Payne and Steve Aoki on the line-up.

Minaj was featured on the original bill but opted out of performing as a show of solidarity for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, and freedom of expression.

Thor Halvorssen, president of the Human Rights Foundation, condemned the artists performing at Jeddah Fest, telling The Associated Press that it was “profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals.”

Representatives for Jackson, Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga were not immediately available for comment.

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Future, Chris Brown, and Janet Jackson added to Saudi Arabia festival Nicki Minaj pulled out of