Rapper Nicki Minaj has been forced to pull out of her performance at the V Festival in Britain because she is dealing with damaged vocal chords.
Minaj most recently performed in New York City against doctors orders, and as a result, she’s been forced with the decision to give her voice a break.
On August 14, Nicki performed a short set on ‘The Today Show,’ and performed again the same night at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan.
A spokesperson for V Festival said in a statement, “Due to on-going vocal issues, Nicki Minaj is unable to play this year’s V Festival… Miss Minaj’s band and crew have all arrived in the U.K. ahead of the performance at the festival this weekend, however as the artist herself boarded her flight from New York on Friday 17th August, she felt unwell again. This is despite having thought she had overcome her vocal cord issues from earlier in the week.
“Having revisited her doctor she has now been advised to rest for a week, which unfortunately means that she is no longer able to perform at V Festival. V Festival organizers wish her a speedy recovery.”
Fans attending V Festival have voiced a bit of outrage over Minaj missing the fest, but vocal chord issues are nothing to mess with as a singer!
Get well Nicki!