Nicki Minaj's Co-op Live concert cancelled following Amsterdam arrest

US rapper Nicki Minaj has been released after her arrest in Amsterdam. AP
US rapper Nicki Minaj has been released after her arrest in Amsterdam. Credit: AP

American rapper Nicki Minaj's show at Manchester's Co-op Live has been cancelled following her arrest in Amsterdam.

The 41-year-old artist was detained at Schiphol Airport after allegedly trying to take soft drugs to another country.

At around 9pm Dutch police stated that it had released their “suspect and she can now move on”.

In a statement, promoters Live Nation said: "Nicki Minaj’s scheduled performance at Manchester’s Co-op Live on Saturday 25th May has been postponed.

"Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled performance which will be announced ASAP.

"Despite Nicki’s best efforts to explore every possible avenue to make tonight’s show happen, the events of today have made it impossible.

"We are deeply disappointed by the inconvenience this has caused. More information will be available at your point of purchase."

Minaj's show at Co-op Live was originally set to have doors open at 6.30pm but this was changed to 7pm, and fans have since entered the venue.

In an series of social media posts Minaj claimed that police in Amsterdam had found drugs in her luggage after items were checked by customs.

She wrote that “they found weed” and her security has “already advised them those pre-rolls belong to him”.

She also live-streamed what appeared to be a conversation with an officer, who asked her to get into a van so she could go to a police station.

“I’m not carrying drugs, I’m not going in there,” Minaj says.

She then asks the officer if she is “under arrest” to which the the Dutch policeman replies “yes”.

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