Nicki Minaj was set to perform a set at Djakarta Warehouse Project China over the weekend — but there was just one problem. As it turns out, the whole thing was a scam (allegedly).
The unauthorized music festival apparently wasn’t a legit DWP event. “The event rumored to take place in Shanghai on 17th & 18th of November 2018 is an unauthorized use of DWP trademark,” the company officially stated online. “DWP as a brand, has no association with the event.”
So, the rapper reportedly flew 6,000 miles to perform her 90-minute set, only to find out organizers were duping fans and the artists. Although there was a crowd of people there at $400 per head, and many excited to see Nicki perform, the rapper refused to go on.
Minaj later took to Instagram to address her fans: “I’ll be back you guys for my real fans, in Shanghai, in China. I love you so much. And I’ll be back with a better partner this time, okay?”
— Nicki Minaj News (@NickiReignsCom) November 18, 2018