Nicki Minaj Says She Won’t Change Tour Schedule After Manchester Attack: “We Don’t Operate In Fear”

The Queens rapper said she will be performing in Manchester in 2018.

May 24, 2017
Nicki Minaj Says She Won’t Change Tour Schedule After Manchester Attack: “We Don’t Operate In Fear” Nicki Minaj attends the 2017 Met Gala, May 1, 2017.   Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images

Nicki Minaj isn't planning to change her upcoming tour schedule after a horrific terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena that left 22 dead and at least 59 people injured following an Ariana Grande concert on May 22.

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When approached by a TMZ reporter in the airport, Minaj said that her live shows will go on. "We don't operate in fear," the Queens rapper said. "That's a powerful statement," the reporter said, and Minaj replied, "I'm a powerful woman."

She also shared a message with Ariana Grande and her fans: "Ariana is my sister, I love her and I love the people of the U.K. and I'm devastated by the news. It's heartbreaking." Watch Nicki Minaj's statements below.


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