Nicki Minaj ended up in hot water with Jamaican authorities for getting a little too hot onstage.
The Pink Friday artist was fined for swearing and performing sexually suggestive dance moves during a performance at Reggae Sumfest on Saturday.
The charge was $1,000 Jamaican, the equivalent of $11 U.S., which a local attorney paid, according to MTV. The country has a strict policy against profanity onstage, which likely proves a challenge for today’s most popular American hip-hop artists.
How many lyrics were bleeped during this year’s BET Awards? Exactly.
While her language was reportedly the bigger offense, Nicki’s dangerous curves and sexy moves probably didn’t help the situation.
However, as her fans in the States know, she’s been known to offer up a lap dance or two during a show. So, the Jamaican audience only got a glimpse of what a real Nicki show is like.
The fine didn’t taint Nicki’s enthusiasm over the event. Afterward, she tweeted, “OMG!! I swear I just had the TIME of my LIFE @ReggaeSumFest in JAMAICA!!!!! Jamaica I fell in love tonite! WOWWW!!!!”
What do you think? Is the Jamaican policy against onstage profanity realistic? Should artists go back to releasing "radio" versions of their songs? Leave your comments below.
—Tracy L. Scott
Watch some of Nicki’s Raggae Sumfest performance below.