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Sun May 29 04:02:51 SAST 2016

Nicki Minaj faces fans who were ‘lied to’ about R3,000 meet and greets

Leonie Wagner | 18 March, 2016 07:52
Rap artist Nicki Minaj. File photo.
Image by: MARIO ANZUONI / REUTERS

Nicki Minaj stole and broke many hearts on the first night of her Pinkprint Tour which kicked off in Johannesburg on Thursday.

When the show ended just after 10.30pm at the TicketPro Dome‚ some 20 fans waited patiently to meet the rapper. What was meant to be a moment for true "Barbz" ended in disappointment when Minaj said she wouldn't be doing meet and greets.

Speaking to the group‚ a visibly upset Minaj apologised for keeping fans waiting.

"I'm very sorry for keeping you all waiting‚ but I want you to know that I never approved any meet and greet. I don't do meet and greets after a show‚ I was literally about to leave. These people lied to you‚ please get your money back‚" she said.

As they had paid almost R3,000 to meet the hip hop sensation‚ Minaj agreed to take group pictures with fans.

She added that she would make sure that fans got their money back.

Among the group were pupils‚ parents and couples‚ some donning Minaj's signature luminous pink hair.

Despite waiting for almost two hours‚ fans seemed appeased to have a group moment with the American rapper.

The sold-out first night of the Pinkprint SA tour was a success for others as Minaj performed some of her greatest hits like Anaconda‚ Pills & Potions‚ Super Bass and various medleys before ending the show with Starships.

Minaj will be performing at the TicketPro Dome again on Friday before heading off to Durban for her show on Sunday and Cape Town on Tuesday.

TMG Digital/The Times

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