Nicki Minaj will not perform in Dallas on Nov. 1 with rapper Future. The rapper insists the tour is postponed and not canceled, but a rescheduled date is not yet available for Dallas fans.
"I just simply don't have the time to rehearse and be on the road in time to give you guys the level of a show I need to give," she said in a video posted to Twitter this week. She ran out of time because her album Queen came out late, she says.
The tour dates in Europe will still happen, but the dates in the United States -- including a stop at American Airlines Center Nov. 1 -- will be postponed to summer 2019, she says.
Minaj took to Instagram to blast a Billboard article for calling the tour "canceled."
"So to clarify; because I realize common sense is far from common... I haven't CANCELLED anything," she writes, in part. "I reversed the order of the US & EUROPEAN LEGS of my tour. This is for obvious reasons to anyone with a brain. My album was originally going to drop in June which would've given me 3 months of tour rehearsal. However, I was still writing & recording up to last week. We are all grown right? We can all do math right? Or will they just pretend to not have basic sense so that they can board the Nicki Hate train & get some clicks? I can't rehearse 4 WEEKS for a tour I originally planned on rehearsing 3 months for. I give my fans QUALITY. I write & co produce my own music. Therefore, I can't rehearse while I'm WRITING & RECORDING my album. My true fans understand & know that I will deliver an extraordinary US TOUR which begins in MAY just like I delivered an extraordinary album entitled #Queen. My European fans get the SAME EXACT DATES they've always had. Australian fans SAME EXACT DATES they had. Cancelled what? Where?"
It's unclear if Future will be her co-headliner, but Minaj says in the Twitter video that it's possible he may not join her.
Minaj performed Monday night at the VMAs, performing a medley of songs from Queen. According to the Associated Press, Minaj seemed irritated about her new album debuting No. 2 behind Travis Scott. She also faced criticism after comparing herself to Harriet Tubman.
We'll update this story with details on a rescheduled concert date. She last performed in Dallas in July 2015.
"I really apologize, but it'll be worth it," she says on Twitter about the tour changes.