Two days after leveling a series of criticisms at Travis Scott over merch bundle sales tactics, Nicki Minaj returned to her Queen Radio program to push back about reports of her tour being canceled. She kicked things off by labeling entertainment executive Irving Azoff, the former CEO of Ticketmaster, as the “Cocksucker of the Day.”
Nicki claimed that Azoff “allegedly launched a smear campaign against my tour,” saying that he (along with an unidentified group she referred to only as “these people), “contacted people in the media to say negative things about my tour.” It seems Nicki may be referencing a recent Page Six article, which claimed she was struggling with ticket sales.
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“I can’t rehearse for four weeks and go on the road for my fans, I can’t,” she said. “For these people to try to turn this into something negative, it’s disgusting.” The North American leg of Nicki’s tour has been delayed to May 2019 and will no longer include Future, but the Atlanta rapper will still embark on the European leg in February 2019 alongside Nicki as planned.
Nicki also revealed that Hype Williams will be directing the video for “Barbie Dreams.” “It’s gonna be one of those iconic videos, for sure,” she said. She previously worked with Williams on videos for “Massive Attack,” “Va Va Voom,” “Stupid Hoe,” and “Bed.”
Genius previously broke down the history behind “Barbie Dreams,” which draws inspiration from The Notorious B.I.G. and 50 Cent:
Towards the end of the broadcast, Nicki revealed that she wanted Monica to sing the hook on “Come See About Me,” and may consider getting her for the remix.