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Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Arabia Performance, Citing Human Rights Concerns

Following heated criticism from human rights groups, Nicki Minaj has pulled out of a music festival in Saudi Arabia that she was scheduled to headline on July 18.
Nicki Minaj has cancelled her performance in Saudi Arabia due to pressure from human rights activists. Source: Angela Weiss

Nicki Minaj is known as one of hip-hop's most provocative artists. So it was surprising when she was offered, and that she accepted, the opportunity to headline a July music festival in Saudi Arabia — one of the world's most conservative countries, andwomen were permitted to give public concerts until two years ago.

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