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Nicki Minaj opens up about recent drug arrest in the Netherlands

‘Pink Friday’ rapper saddened to miss concert after being detained
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Nicki Minaj is speaking out about her highly publicized arrest on drug charges this past weekend during a tour stop in the Netherlands.

While appearing on the Stationhead streaming site, Minaj gave her thoughts on the “disgusting” treatment she says she was subjected to and her disappointment in missing a big date on the tour because of the incident.

“Not being able to get to Manchester, I don’t know when was the last time I felt that low,” the 41-year-old rapper says. “Not only that, but knowing that something is being done to you on purpose simply because you are a confident other race. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.”

On Saturday, May 25, Minaj was detained after Dutch police allegedly found three dozen pre-rolled joints in her luggage. Though Minaj claimed the bag in question belonged to a member of her security detail, the Queens, New York, native was arrested for suspicion of exporting soft drugs. After meeting with the Dutch Public Prosecution Service, Minaj was fined roughly $400 U.S. dollars and released.

Minaj was forced to reschedule her show in Manchester because of the incident but did make it to her next engagement at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, U.K., the next day.

The Pink Friday 2 World Tour will soon wrap with a handful of upcoming shows including the made up Manchester date of June 3 before the tour finishes up at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin on June 7.

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