Nicki Minaj Speaks Out After Canceling Second Show As Fans Chanted ‘Cardi B’

Nicki Minaj arrives at the music streaming service Tidal´s office in Oslo, on March 4, 2019

Nicki Minaj opens a New Window. took to social media to explain why she canceled a second show on her Juice WRLD tour at the last minute as upset fans chanted Cardi BOpens a New Window.’s name at the venue.

The “Chun-Li” singer, 36, pulled out of performing at her concert in Bordeaux, France, on Saturday, March 9, and later posted a video on Instagram to tell fans what happened.

“You guys, it’s not in my best interest not to perform and lose money and aggravate my fans,” she said quietly after taking a long, slow drag on a cigar. “I love performing for my fans. I’m more excited than you are before the show. These two cities that had technical issues were cities that I had never been to before and we tried to add them but they just didn’t have the power in the building to facilitate my show. And they didn’t tell us that until three hours before the show as opposed to when we did a sound check, they said it was fine.”

“But anyway, every artist has technical difficulties and has to cancel shows,” she concluded. “I wanna tell you guys that I love you dearly and I really hope to make it up very soon.”

The apology came a little too late for fans who filled the Arkea Arena on Saturday night and angrily chanted the name of Minaj’s rival rapper Cardi B after the cancellation was announced and the crowd began filing out. (The “Please Me” rapper and Minaj memorably got into a physical altercation during a New York Fashion Week event last September.)

She also tweeted, “Why would an artist cancel a show & lose money? What for? When they’re already in the building, dressed, etc. The artist is just as mad as the fans when a show can’t go on. I love seeing my fans. Nothing can stop me. B4 the show, juice WRLD & I are just as excited as u guys are.”

The “Barbie Tingz” rapper, who previously pulled the plug on a show in Bratislava, Slovakia, on February 22, returned to her hotel on Saturday night and quickly shouted an apology to fans from her balconyOpens a New Window.

The apology came a little too late for fans who filled the Arkea Arena on Saturday night and angrily chanted the name of Minaj’s rival rapper Cardi B after the cancellation was announced and the crowd began filing out. (The “Please Me” rapper and Minaj memorably got into a physical altercation during a New York Fashion Week event last September.)

She also tweeted, “Why would an artist cancel a show & lose money? What for? When they’re already in the building, dressed, etc. The artist is just as mad as the fans when a show can’t go on. I love seeing my fans. Nothing can stop me. B4 the show, juice WRLD & I are just as excited as u guys are.”

Minaj later went out with boyfriend Kenneth Petty and attended a carnival, where he showed off his boxing prowess in an Instagram video.

Jennifer Lopez’s 15-Carat Emerald-Cut Engagement Ring From Alex Rodriguez Is Worth $1.4 Million: Details!

Nothing but the best for his lady! Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez couldn’t help but show off the Second Act star’s enormous engagement ring as they announced their happy news on Saturday, March 9, and Us Weekly has details on the sparkler.

“A-Rod went with a very classic emerald-cut diamond which accentuates Jennifer’s fingers with its elongated shape. The diamond looks to be around 15 carats and is colorless with the highest clarity,” Brandon Hill of Steve Quick JewelerOpens a New Window. in Chicago tells Us. “It’s set in a simple but elegant solitaire mounting which will look beautiful with a wedding band next to it in the future.”

The jewelry expert notes that Lopez’s new bling is “estimated at around $1.4 million.”

Rodriguez and Lopez shared news of their engagement on Saturday evening. “She said yes,” the former MLB player, 43, captioned a sweet Instagram picture of their hands, with the 49-year-old’s ring on full display. Lopez, for her part, shared the same photo alongside eight heart emojis.

The two are currently enjoying a romantic tropical beach getaway, and haven’t shied away from documenting some of their favorite moments during the vacation. “Heading into the weekend like,” Rodriguez wrote alongside an Instagram video the day before their engagement news, which showed the “Jenny From the Block” songstress shaking her hips.

Lopez, meanwhile, showed off her famous curves in a cheeky green bikini as she posed on the beach for a selfie with the former New York Yankee.“#beachbums,” she captioned the photo.

The couple started dating in February 2017 and recently celebrated their second anniversary, which the World of Dance alum used as an opportunity to gush over her love.

“Two years of laughter … Two years of fun,” Lopez wrote alongside series of Instagram pics last month. “Two years of adventures … Of excitement of growing and learning … Of true friendship … And so much love!! You make my world a more beautiful safe and stable place… in the midst of our ever-changing, ever-moving life… you make me feel like a teenager starting out all over again… Every time I think I have you pegged, you surprise me in the most wonderful ways reminding me how blessed I am to have found you now in this moment at this time… our time… Te Amo Macho… #atapontheshoulder #2years.”

Earlier that month, Lopez opened up to Us Weekly about the simple reason her relationship with the athlete works.

“We just support each other,” she said. “It’s just how we do it.”

Rodriguez shares daughters Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10, with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, while Lopez is mom of twins Max and Emme, 11, whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony.

Khloe Kardashian’s Body Evolution Through Pregnancy, Weight Loss and Relationship Drama

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Khloé Kardashian Opens a New Window is the queen of the body evolution! Since Keeping Up With the Kardashians Opens a New Window. premiered in 2007, she’s managed to change her body time and time again, inspiring fans and helping to spread a healthy message.

Thanks to a growing dedication to fitness and eating well, the younger sister of KimOpens a New Window. and KourtneyOpens a New Window. managed to kick her habit of yo-yo dieting — and the cycle of weight loss and weight gain that went with it. And Khloe’s dedication to an active lifestyle has helped her not just slim down, but become physically strong, mentally balanced and all-around healthier too — even as she feared infertility Opens a New Window., struggled to conceive a babyOpens a New Window. and went through a difficult divorce from Lamar Odom Opens a New Window.

But by the time the Strong Looks Better Naked author welcomed her daughter Opens a New Window., True, in April 2018 (with boyfriend Tristan ThompsonOpens a New Window.), her workout sessions and healthy diet had become such a part of her mindset and daily habits, that she was able to slim down at the rate she wanted Opens a New Window. — and keep off her post-baby weight.

“I’m still active, I still work out, but I’m not like ‘I have to lose 50 pounds in two months’ or whatever those expectations are,” the Revenge Body host told Us Weekly in September 2018. “It’s very normal to lose weight at a slow process. For me, that’s how I lost all my weight before and how it stayed off. I used to fluctuate weight because I would try all these diet fads and then I would gain the weight right back. I would always yo-yo. When I lost my weight and kept it off, it’s when I lost it slowly. I know that expression ‘the turtle wins the race’, ’cause now I know, OK, let me lose it in a healthy way’ so I keep it off, ’cause the last thing I want to do is yo-yo again in my life.”

New to the Scene

When Khloé Kardashian and her family let viewers into their household for a new E! reality show in 2007, the “tough skinned” Kardashian had no idea how mean some viewers and online critics would be—instantly billing her as “the fat sister.” “It’s like being brain-washed: You think, ‘Do I have a distorted body image and think I’m not as big as I am?'” she has said. 

Emotional Eating

Khloé showed off her curves in an emerald green dress in 2008, but admits that her weight was always a battle. “As a girl, you have baby fat,” she explained. During her parents’ divorce in 1991, she said, “My brother [Rob] and I were always heavy. They gave us food to keep us company. All we did was eat crap.”

Body Struggles

Instant life in the spotlight was hard for the Keeping Up With the Kardashiansstar, who says that constantly being compared to her older (and petite) sisters, Kim and Kourtney, was difficult. “The fabulous Kardashian sisters were not an easy act to follow … I just didn’t look like them,” the star, here in March 2008, wrote in their book, Kardashian Konfidential.

Slimming Down

Debuting a slimmer figure in a tight purple frock in 2009, Khloé revealed she did it by using the weight loss program QuickTrim (all three Kardashian sisters were spokeswomen for the product). “QuickTrim is seriously amazing and I swear it works!!!” she wrote in a blogpost.

Evening Out

In 2010, the reality star revealed a healthier frame, sporting a striped maxi dress at an event. The always-honest Kardashian was upfront about her yo-yo dieting with fans. “If I can make other people feel good about their ups and downs in weight, then I want to be that person,” she told Us Weekly

Making Progress

Taking a break from QuickTrim, Khloé stepped out in 2011 with a more toned bod, largely due to upping her exercise regimen—doing 30 minutes of cardio daily, boxing, hiking, and even using a sauna suit to work out. “It’s like a trash bag that makes you sweat,” she told Us at the time. Her goal? To be bikini ready! “Most girls in their 20s get to be in bikinis around their friends,” she explained. “I was never that girl.”

Hubby Support

Following their wedding in 2009, NBA basketball player Lamar Odom was always a constant support through her weight struggles. “Lamar tells me he loves my body and I’m beautiful multiple times a day,” Khloé, pictured with Odom IN L.A. in 2012, has shared. “I’ve never had that before: Someone saying, ‘Without makeup, without clothes, you’re stunning.’ He loves my body and loves that womanly shape.” 

She Has the X Factor

Khloé noticeably shed pounds while she was hosting The X Factor in fall 2012 alongside Mario Lopez, thanks to boxing classes and changing her eating habits. “I could have done a lot of unhealthy things to lose weight, and I’m proud for all the criticism I’ve taken and haven’t done that,” she has said.

Sexy in Red

By mid-2012, Khloé was feeling sexy enough to flaunt her curves in a leg-bearing red dress—haters be damned. “I’m a size 6/8,” she told Us Weekly in the past. “If I weren’t in Hollywood world, no one would ever say I was fat.”

Lisa Vanderpump Says Her Friendship With Kyle Richards Is ‘Finished’ in the Wake of Puppygate

Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump are seen departing the Jacob Javits Center on May 14, 2015 in New York City.

Lisa VanderpumpOpens a New Window. wrote in her latest Bravo blog postOpens a New Window. that her friendship with Kyle Richards Opens a New Window. is “finished” in the wake of Puppygate.

The restaurateur and animal activist, 58, explained that the last year “has been extraordinarily challenging” as she’s dealt with her brother Mark’s suicide.

“I admit I floundered – I didn’t cope – as I wallowed in the depths of depression, having some good days and many bad,” the Vanderpump Rules star admitted of her distance from her costars.

She then addressed the confrontation between her, her husband, Ken Todd, and Richards, 50, after the former child star came to her house to encourage her to talk to the other women. They ended up in a heated argument and Todd kicked Richards out after she accused his wife of lying.

“For me to put my hand to God and swear on my children’s life and still have my friend disbelieve me is unacceptable. I assure you, if any of my friends were as vociferous in their statement of innocence, holding up their children’s life … guess what? I would believe them,” Vanderpump wrote. “That is where the show started but is ultimately where our friendship finished.”Everything We Know About ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Season 9

She then went into an in-depth explanation of the Puppygate scandal that has taken center stage in season 9 after Dorit KemsleyOpens a New Window. gave away a puppy that she’d adopted from Vanderpump’s charity and the dog, named Lucy Apple Juicy, ended up in a kill shelter.

Soon Teddi Mellencamp and Richards got involved. Lisa Rinna opens a New Window. later waded into the mess and accused Vanderpump of tricking her and the other housewives into appearing in scenes about the canine drama to help her launch her Vanderpump Dogs spinoff series.

Explaining that she and her employees were horrified that the dog, who’d been born and bottle-fed at her facility had been discarded, Vanderpump admitted that “feelings were running high.”

“I sent Dorit a text urging her to get in front this issue,” Vanderpump wrote in her blog post, adding, that she didn’t “believe for one minute that Dorit would’ve knowingly left the puppy in a shelter, but she was guilty of a careless choice.”

Saying that she doesn’t “give a damn at this point,” and instead is focusing on the work of her foundation, Vanderpump admitted that she hasn’t watched any of the episodes, “as I have decided not to revisit a painful time in my life.”

She added that the housewives’ trip to the Bahamas “was supposed to be a brief respite” but instead was “an emotional nightmare that pulled me even deeper.”

She ended her post by encouraging fans to keep watching this season.

“And always remember, ‘I am passionate about dogs…’ You know the rest,” she concluded. “And to my castmates, I will ‘see you next Tuesday.’”