Nicki Minaj Cancels Appearance at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest

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Published on July 9, 2019 - Duration: 01:16s

Nicki Minaj Cancels Appearance at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest

Nicki Minaj Cancels Appearance at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest She announced her decision to pull out of the concert after being met with backlash.

Nicki Minaj, via Associated Press Her decision is an effort to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression.

Nicki Minaj, via Associated Press The 36-year-old singer’s announcement is believed to be in response to a statement issued by the Human Rights Foundation last week.

Human Rights Foundation, via statement Thor Halvorssen, president of HRF released a statement following the news, praising Minaj for her "inspiring and thoughtful decision" Former One Direction member Liam Payne is still scheduled to perform, despite also being urged to withdraw from the festival.

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