Minaj who was supposed to headline the show said in a statement: “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest”.The organisers of the show have announce ticket refunds for those who want to cancel their tickets.
In a statement online, the organisers said: “Unfortunately Nicki Minaj has cancelled her live performance at Jeddah World Fest on July 18th due to personal reasons. Ticket refunds will be offered if desired. Please note the second wave of performers will be announced this week.”Other artistes scheduled to perform at the show were Steve Aoki and singer Liam Payne of One Direction fame.
The music festival is part of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage’s (SCTH) seasonal entertainment for the Kingdom.