Nicki Minaj has decided that she’d rather spend her summer doing something other than opening for Rihanna.
Nicki told her followers on Twitter that she plans to log some serious hours in the studio.
“Barbz I’m sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi’s tour,” she tweeted. “I’ve decided 2 use that time 4 the completion of my album.”
The announcement seems to have been a difficult decision for Nicki, who asked her fans for understanding why she chose to work on her on her debut album. But she still encouraged her "Barbz" (her nickname for the fans) to get a ticket to a show near them.
“Thanks to Rihanna 4 being a sweetheart and extending this great opportunity 2 me,” Nicki tweeted. “Support the show!”
This news came just hours after Rihanna announced that she’ll be hitting the road this summer for the Last Girl On Earth Tour. For those wondering, Ke$ha is still slated to open for Rihanna.
Rihanna will kick off her Last Girl On Earth shows July 2 in Auburn, Washington. Tickets for the tour go on sale April 9 at LiveNation.com
– Sonya Eskridge