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Nicki Minaj Accused of Ditching Dallas Concert After-Party, Keeping $30,000

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Nicki Minaj is reveling in the release of her new Caribbean-inspired video for “Pound the Alarm,” yet one issue is raining on her lyrical parade. The Young Money rhymer is being accused of skipping out on an after-party following a concert in Texas. The cost of Minaj’s no-show: $30,000.

The 29-year-old Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded creator performed at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Dallas Sunday (July 29). After her set, she was reportedly scheduled to make an appearance at Zouk nightclub for the fee of $30,000. She apparently ditched the gig due to promoters selling tickets under “false pretenses.”

“No after party tonite [sic] barbz. S/O to the promoters who sold tkts under false pretenses tho,” she wrote on Twitter.

Zouk nightclub owner Matt Cislo claims Minaj was paid in full to appear at the after-party. “We looked at their [promoter's] contracts, the wire transfer, we had seen everything; that’s why we went through with the show,” he told Dallas local news station CW33.

“From my understanding, she was outside, she had shown up, her security had done a walkthrough and she just decided not to come in. As soon as everyone found out she wasn’t showing up on Twitter they were messaging us, text message, emails, you know why are you putting on a fake show? Just gives us a bad rep.”

No further comments have been by Nicki Minaj regarding the no-show.


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