Nicki Minaj reschedules tour, including LCA date

Next month's planned show at Little Caesars Arena is off; the tour will pick up next May

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Nicki Minaj has rescheduled her upcoming North American tour, including a Sept. 26 date at Little Caesars Arena, promoters announced Tuesday. 

Nicki Minaj accepts the award for best hip-hop video for "Chun-Li" at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday in New York.

The outing with Future was set to kick off next month in Washington, D.C. The tour is expected to launch in February in Europe, with North American dates to follow beginning in May 2019.  

Future will no longer be included on the North American run of the tour. 

"Nicki Minaj has decided to reevaluate elements of production on the NickiHndrxx Tour," a press release issued by Live Nation said. "Nicki has decided to contribute more time to rehearsal ahead of the tour’s launch to make certain her fans get the absolute best quality show that they deserve."

The new dates will be announced soon, according to the release. Refunds for the previously scheduled concerts are available at the point of purchase. 

Nicki Minaj has had a busy several days.

Her new album "Queen" debuted at No. 2 on this week's Billboard Top 200 albums chart, a position which set her off, as she accused Travis Scott -- whose new album "Astroworld" spent a second week at No. 1 -- of inflating his numbers during a tweet storm on Sunday. She also accused Spotify of under-promoting her album. 

Minaj continued on her Apple Music Beats 1 radio show on Tuesday, accusing Scott of "selling clothes instead of music." She called Scott "that Auto-Tune man" (and much worse) and said "you got your girlfriend selling tour passes." (Scott is dating Kylie Jenner.)

"Stop it," Minaj said, referring to Scott. "Knock it the (expletive) off."

For his part, Scott announced a tour this week, including a Dec. 5 date at Little Caesars Arena.