Nicki Minaj Officially Set to Open for Britney Spears Tour
Britney Spears‘ upcoming Femme Fatale tour is getting tickled pink.
After news broke that Nicki Minaj was in talks to open for the iconic pop star on her North American trek, the Harajuku Barbie is officially confirmed to replace Enrique Iglesias as the opening act on the high profile gig, according to TMZ.
Brit, who announced the tour last month, originally chose Iglesias based on his recent reemergence on the pop scene. But shortly after the news was made public, Iglesias abruptly dropped out, with sources close to negotiations claiming that his ego couldn’t deal with playing second fiddle to Britney.
With negotiations ironed out, Britney and Nicki are officially slated to embark on their 26-date tour. The pair is set to begin the tour on June 17 at Sacramento’s Power Balance Pavilion, with scheduled stops in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Boston and more. The summer jaunt will conclude at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on August 13.
The Young Money rapstress originally showed love for Britney back in February after revealing that she wouldn’t be doing any more collaborations for the next two years — unless it was with Brit. Nicki is currently on tour with Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Travis Barker on the I Am Still Music tour, which is scheduled to wrap up on April 28.
Watch Nicki Minaj’s ‘Right Thru Me’