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We’ve heard three different stories in a matter of a week. On Tuesday, we hear Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are touring together. On Wednesday, we hear Nicki backed out to use that time to complete her debut album instead. And today, we’re hearing that Nicki didn’t go willingly, but was kicked off the roster by Rihanna, herself.

Media Takeout says:

Rihanna has been growing increasingly worried that her popularity is starting to fade. An insider explained, “No one [in Rihanna’s camp] is panicking yet, but there is deep concern that Rihanna has peaked, and is on the downside of her music career.”

When Rihanna learned that new rapper Nicki Minaj was being included in her tour, she was furious! The insider said, “Nicki [Minaj] was brought in to sell tickets, but Rihanna did not want her on.” It is claimed that Rihanna, presumably fearing that she would be upstaged, used her influence to reduce Nicki’s role in the tour. Nicki was reportedly going to be the opening act, and be limited in the number of songs she could perform.

However, a person close to Young Money has said, “Nicki is not an opening act, and we would never put her out there like that.”

According to the Young Money insider, Nicki ended up calling Rihanna directly to ask whether she was behind all of the tour drama. The insider said, “I only heard one side of the conversation, but [there] were a lot of curse words thrown back and forth.”


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