Just as you can’t put apples and oranges in one basket, you can’t use Nicki Minaj and Saudi Arabia in one sentence. You won’t find anything relatable because the two are poles apart in every way possible.
Still, we can’t absorb the news of Nicki Minaj will be performing in Saudia Arabia just when Muslims from all around the world will be arriving in Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
Nicki Minaj concert will be held on 18th July in Jeddah World Fest at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium in the Red Sea City. People all around the world are enraged that she will be reaching Saudia Arabia during the Hajj seasons.
According to the Saudi organizers, the concert is aligned with Saudi laws and will be Alcohol and drug-free and will allow people aged 16 years and older to attend.
Reaction on social media was ranged from shock and joy to criticism and disappointment. Mostly because the female rapper is known for her outlandish, provocative style and her lyrics are often laced with profanities.
Peoples reaction on Twitter were enraged and disappointed,
You are not welcome in Saudi Arabia #NickiMinaj
— Ahmed Alkhathami (@AhmedAlkhatham7) July 2, 2019
You’re not welcomed in our country and among our people!
Your sexual moves, sounds and explicit lyrics are not acceptable in our community and not convenient for us -Saudi muslim peope!
— Lolitta (@iLolittta) July 2, 2019
Heartbreaking to hear of #NickiMinaj concert in Jeddah – in the sacred months of Hajj … success is in obedience to ALLAH and HIs Rasool Sallallahu Alahi wasallam not in imitation @Saudi_Gazette @SaudiEmbassyUSA @SaudiEmbassyUSA
— Fatimah Kajee (@rowdhuljannah) July 4, 2019
Some were amused with the news,
— Adnan Wajood (@AdnanWajood) July 3, 2019
— 🔴AJ MEE ⚫️🇳🇬 (@ajibola_ayoola) July 5, 2019
He must be planning to #Khashoggi her for what Hasan has said about "The Father of the Bullet"
— #XVG camel [Not giving a #sh3t] (@TheCryptoCamel) July 3, 2019
— #WeHaveWeWill 🇵🇰 (@NisaTalks) July 4, 2019
However, Saudi organizers said the concert will be broadcast globally and will be cover by MTV. Apart from Minaj other performers include famous 1Direction singer Liam Payne, and American DJ Steve Aoki who will be arriving with her.
Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, The Black Eyed Peas, Rapper Sean Paul, and DJs David Guetta and Tiesto have already performed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia previously.
Such concert depicts the massive change in the Kingdom but the timings of the concert really seem messed up.