Three hours later, Nicki Minaj thanked her fans for theirunderstanding. "And Thanks to Rihanna 4 being a sweetheart and extending thisgreat opportunity 2 me. Support the show! Luv, HB"
In one sense, I think it is unprofessional to pull out of amajor tour just two days after the press release was serviced and news outletspicked up the story.
But there is no denying that Nicki Minaj is one of thehottest new artists to come around in years. Aside from being taken under thewings of Lil' Wayne, she is the goto feature artist with recent collabs withUsher ("Lil'Freak"), Mariah Carey ("UpOut My Face"), Ludacris ("MyChick Bad"), and an endless list of others.
If she hopes to capitalize on her popularity, she shouldmake sure her album is up to par and ready to go. It is critical to release an albumat the right time. Missing the moment would mean less sales.
The pressure's on Nicki Minaj.
Rihanna's Last Girl OnEarth tour launches on July 2 in Seattle.