I will say this: it looks like her team might’ve taken over her social media (it’s now being populated with retweets and promotional posts), which means that she’s hopefully reworking her game plan for the future. With that said:
My darlings: 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/nBmsE2p9SI
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 22, 2018
As can be seen above, Nicki announced that her big co-headliner tour with Future was essentially cancelled, yet she’ll still be keeping her UK and Australian tour dates next year. Here’s the thing: she claimed that the reason the NICKIHNDRXX tour was halted was because she didn’t have time to practice…other reports state that her ticket sales were simply not up-to-par with the arenas she’d planned to be in:
“Nicki’s tour looked to be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist. She and Future were booked in big arenas with around 20,000 capacities. Sales for opening night in Baltimore were just 2,000 tickets. LA was 3,400 – for a 17,000 capacity venue – New Orleans 1,000, Denver 1,300, Chicago 3,900. Even Nicki’s hometown of New York City, the Barclays Center (which has a capacity of 19,000) sold only 5,050 tickets.”
Yeah. Moving on: the biggest news story as of late has obviously been her new album Queen being beaten by Travis Scott’s Astroworld for the number one spot on the Billboard 100 (and it was Travis’ second week). With that said, it was hopeful that — despite her self-sabatoge — she might pull a comeback for the top spot next week. According to HDD, it’s now projected that Nicki will drop to number 4 on the charts: behind “bestie” Ariana Grande (
who did take her side, if that means anything sike), Travis (again) and (wait for it) her Young Money cohort Drake, who’s seeing a Scorpion surge in the midst of his tour (a tour that recently saw Travis as a guest, which must’ve added to the sting). Got it? Great.