Followers confused as Nicki Minaj asks for second of silence for “pricey buddy” Princess Diana

Nicki Minaj baffled followers by asking for a second of silence for Princess Diana throughout a present in Birmingham, who she referred to as a “pricey buddy”.

On the first UK date of her ‘Pink Friday 2’ world tour on Sunday (Might 26), Minaj handed the mic to numerous followers within the crowd to inform her the place they got here from. One group of followers had come from Wales, which led her to launch into the tribute, made all of the extra surprising by the truth that Minaj was solely 14 years outdated when the Princess of Wales was killed in a automobile accident in 1997.

“Wales,” she mentioned, placing on an upper-class English accent. “It all the time jogs my memory of an expensive buddy of mine, nicely she’s not right here anymore, however the Princess of Wales.”

The group applauded, to which she added: “Let’s have a second of silence.”

The second generated loads of bemused reactions on social media. “Nicki Minaj calling Princess Diana “an expensive buddy of mine” and holding a moments silence for her is so unserious,” one X/Twitter consumer wrote.

“completely obsessive about this,” one other wrote.

Minaj had beforehand made reference to Princess Diana on a tune of the identical title, which was launched final 12 months as a collaboration with Ice Spice.

In the meantime, Minaj promised to fireside her touring DJ, DJ Boof, if he indicators followers’ breasts once more, after a picture of him doing so emerged on-line. DJ Boof has not but responded to Minaj’s feedback.

Minaj is about to carry out at The O2 in London tonight (Might 28) forward of concert events in Glasgow (29) and Manchester (Might 30 and June 3).

The latter date has been rescheduled after Minaj missed her deliberate gig on the new Co-Op Reside area final Saturday (Might 25) as a consequence of her being arrested in Amsterdam for “carrying medicine”.

Minaj defined that she was unable to make it to the venue in time as a result of she had spent “5-6 hours” in a Dutch jail cell earlier within the day. She mentioned she believed the authorities had intentionally stopped her from making the present, including that she would “have the attorneys & GOD take it from right here”.

“Please please please settle for my deepest & most honest apologies,” Minaj wrote. “They positive did know precisely find out how to harm me at this time however this too, shall move.”

Nicki Minaj will headline Wi-fi Pageant 2024 in London’s Finsbury Park this summer time.

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