Nicki Minaj And Future Face Backlash After Adding 6ix9ine To Tour Line-Up
25 July 2018, 16:43 | Updated: 24 August 2018, 10:29
The rapper is one of three support acts on the NickiHndrxx tour...
Nicki Minaj and Future sent fans into a frenzy in June when they revealed that they would be going on a joint world tour this year. The rap titans have dominated the industry for more than a decade and the prospect of seeing them both at the same concert is huge. Just the thought of hearing hits like 'Anaconda' and 'Mask Off' performed in the same setlist is enough to make even causal hip-hop listeners hyperventilate.
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However, recent circumstances have affected the hype surrounding the NickiHndrxx tour. On Sunday Nicki released a brand new single with 6ix9ine called 'FEFE'. The track has been streamed over 30 million times already but it's also received huge criticism. Reports have surfaced that 6ix9ine pled guilty to 'use of a child in a sexual performance' in 2015 and many fans are outraged that Nicki would work with him.
To add to the backlash, Nicki and Future have just revealed that 6ix9ine will be one of the acts supporting them on their new tour. On Instagram, Nicki wrote: "@6ix9ine_ is 1 of the 3 artists that @future and I have added to the #NickiHndrxx WORLD TOUR. Tickets come w|a physical copy of #QUEEN which will be released on August 10th. Tour link in bio. #Fefe #1 on APPLE MUSIC, TIDAL, YOUTUBE, #2 on SPOTIFY, #3 on iTunes."
Check out Nicki's full announcement here.
Unsurprisingly, many people are not happy with Nicki and Future's decision to work with 6ix9ine.
Here are just a few of the reactions to the news so far.
Future and Nicki Minaj validating 6ix9ine by collabing with him and putting him on their tour is wack— Alex Salazar (@alexxxxsalazar) July 24, 2018
I really just can’t believe nicki made a song with 6ix9ine, THEN put him on her tour 🤦🏼♀️ like WHYYYY. Idk if I even wanna go now— Kiley ❁ (@kileyjade_) July 25, 2018
Why would Nicki add him on tour? I love her but this makes me extremely uncomfortable for personal reasons. I'm returning my ticket or giving it away.— B∆K. (@trxpyonce) July 24, 2018
Bought tickets for Nicki Minaj X Future cause I wanted to see Future's first gig here.— ᴄʀᴢᴀ (@CraigMvck) July 25, 2018
Now 6ix9ine just got announcet as an opener.
Anyone want to buy my ticket?
are u fucking serious nicki added 6ix9ine to her tour im selling my ticket— zerach (@zeeratch) July 24, 2018
Nicki added sixnine to her tour? Guess who’s no longer buying a ticket pic.twitter.com/uumwZ9aGty— Hale MC (@halemcs) July 24, 2018
Looks like we’re showing up an hour late to Nicki’s tour pic.twitter.com/CRvaAKSzv3— ً (@knnewagb) July 24, 2018
Nah, Nicki big time tripping for letting 69 tour with her! I am taking the biggest bathroom break during that time.— Masin Elijè (@MasinElije) July 25, 2018
Imagine calling yourself a “Queen” but needing a Soundcloud pedophile rapper to sell tickets! Nicki Minaj could have had an all Female rap tour with Azealia Banks, Rico Nasty and Cupcakke but no she has the be the shining pussy at all times! She’s wack pic.twitter.com/rjjeJkv5mT— sadhoeflo (@sadhoeflo) July 24, 2018
already bought a ticket but will be sitting this nicki era all the way out, doing a song with and now inviting that child predator on tour is irresponsible and indefensible, i'm so disappointed 😟— Sophie (@sophieDBAC) July 25, 2018
onika is inflicting a child molestor on her fanbase 🙃 i’ve been hanging on by fingertips bc ilh, but this era is washed, cardi outsold— G🧜🏾♀️ (@oneofthosefaces) July 25, 2018
6ix9ine is one of three acts who will open for Nicki and Future on their joint tour. It's currently unclear if he will perform at all of the NickiHndrxx dates or a select few. As it stands the two other support acts are yet to be announced.
We shall update you as soon as they are.