News: Nicki Minaj Packs Her Bags For Pop Sensation
Monday, Apr 11, 2011 9:02AM
Young Money's Nicki Minaj will have her profile upgraded as new reports claim she is headed out on tour with mega pop star Britney Spears this summer.
Reports claim Minaj will be Spears' opening act once the tour kicks off in mid-June.
Sources involved in the negotiation tell TMZ ... the deal was signed several days ago, and Britney is elated. Everyone involved in the concert is relieved Enrique Iglasias' ego couldn't handle opening for Britney and feel Nicki will be infinitely better. Minaj, who is on tour with Lil Wayne until the end of the month, currently has two singles on the Billboard Top 100 -- "Moment 4 Life" and "Did It On'em" Everyone connected with the concert series things Nicki will create even more heat for the tour, which kicks off on June 17 in Sacramento, CA. (TMZ)
Last week, Minaj hinted at the possibility of hooking up with Spears.
"I am in talks of joining Britney Spears, yeah," Minaj said in the British accent of her Martha alter ego. "I'm in talks about a lot of things, ya know. I don't know -- oops, I did it again." (MTV)
Nicki will serve as the tour's replacement for singer Enrique Iglesias.
Sources say that things are looking very good and that they should reach an agreement in the next day or so. The raptress would replace Enrique Iglesias, who pulled out of Spears' tour at the last minute. Nicki is currently traveling the country with Lil Wayne on his "I Am Music II" tour, which wraps April 28. Britney's tour is scheduled to begin on June 17. (Rap-Up)
Last February, Minaj said she would only do guest features with Britney Spears for the next two years.
"I'm done with the collabs," Minaj revealed in an interview. "No more collabs for the next two years. [Britney Spears?] Oh yeah. [smiles] Britney's a snatch like me and she's cute. Yes. We might could do something." (Hip Hollywood)
Check out some recent Nicki Minaj footage down below: