After a suicide bombing rocked the city of Manchester during an Ariana Grande concert earlier this week, it’s being reported that Nicki Minaj will continue with her plans of a tour of the United Kingdom. The tour is set to start in 2018 and Minaj assured fans it would go on as planned.
Minaj was also in London earlier this year to shoot her music video for the Remy Ma response track “No Frauds.” She told TMZ “We don’t operate in fear. Of course I’ma perform for my Manchester fans. They deserve it. I love her [Ariana Grande] and I love the people of the U.K. and I’m devastated by the news. It’s heartbreaking,”
The music world has been largely defiant following the terror attack at the Manchester Arena following Ariana Grande’s gig, insisting the show must go on despite the fear of more violence, with Simple Minds refusing to cancel a show in the city on Tuesday and Katy Perry, Lorde, and the stars of a massive outdoor pop festival in London assuring fans they’ll still be performing this weekend.
Understandably, though, Ariana has put the remainder of her European tour on hold while she spends time with Family and her boyfriend. Ariana was just finishing her performance as the bomb went off, killing over 20 people and injuring dozens more. She was not hurt in the blast.