Nicki Minaj has personally been invited to Saudi Arabia to shake her ass!
Nicki Minaj will perform in Saudi Arabia, the ultraconservative country that shielded decades of restrictions on entertainment from the citizens.
Minaj is known for her outlandish, provocative style. Similarly, Anaconda where she raps about her “big fat” backside. Her lyrics are full of profanity, and her music videos include lots of skin and twerking
According to Page Six, Christian groups criticized her 2012 Grammy Awards performance, which included dancing priests and an exorcism.
Saudi organizers announced she would be the headline act at the Jeddah World Fest on July 18. The concert, which in line with Saudi laws is alcohol and drug-free, is open to people 16 and older.
Reactions on social media ranged from shock and joy to criticism and disappointment.
There is a bit of hypocrisy Saudi women are feeling of this. Saudi woman wearing a loose headscarf accused the Saudi government of hypocrisy for inviting Nicki Minaj to perform. But requiring women who attend the concert to wear the modest full-length robe known as the abaya. Most Saudi women also veil their hair and faces.
“She’s going to go and shake her ass and all her songs are indecent and about sex and shaking ass and then you tell me to wear the abaya,” the Saudi woman says. “What the hell?”
Other performers include the British artist Liam Payne and the American DJ Steve Aoki. On the other hand, the kingdom is also promising quick electronic visas for international visitors who want to attend.
Over the past several months, Saudi Arabia has seen performances by Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, the Black Eyed Peas, rapper Sean Paul, and DJs David Guetta and Tiesto.
However, despite the widespread international backlash since October over the killing of Saudi critic and writer Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents close to the crown prince in the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey.
Such concerts are a stark change from when Saudi morality police would raid establishments that played loud music.
Since Nicki has a “baby on the way,” maybe this is her chance to learn how to calm it down a bit!
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