Nicki Minaj‘s return to the Rolling Loud stage is echoing the events of last year that got social media talking!
The rapper is set to headline the festival’s Miami edition in March 2024, one year after her performance at the California edition was marred by sound issues. It is unclear what Minaj has planned for her set, but one thing is for sure — it is going to be epic.
Nicki Minaj Is Ready To Rock The Crowd Again At Rolling Loud Festival
The “Super Bass” rapper’s return to the Rolling Loud stage will surely be a major event. The gathering is one of the biggest hip-hop festivals in the world, and it attracts hundreds of thousands of fans each year.
On their official Instagram page, they shared a picture of the flier featuring the musical lineup for the days slated for concert from March 15 to 17. At the very top of the poster was Minaj as the first headliner, followed by Post Malone and Lil Uzi Vert.
Other performers included YG & Tyga, Party Next Door, Rae Sremmurd, Summer Walker, Big Sean, Flo Milli, Bryson Tiller, Don Toliver, and Sukihana. Junior H, Fuerza Regida, and Nathanael Cano are special guests for the three days.
Accompanying the post was a caption shedding light on ticket availability: “RL CALIFORNIA 2024. PRESALE THU, 11/16 @ 10AM PT. RSVP link in bio for first access to tickets + a chance to win free tickets before they go on sale 🔥. ON SALE FRI, 11/17 @ 10AM PT.”
As for the “Anaconda” artist’s fans, they expressed their excitement in the comments, like this supporter who stated, “nicki coming to bring that heat and crowd again 🔥🔥.” A second simply enthusiastically wrote, “🔥🔥 let’s go,” while another gushed, “Barbs we up 💕💕.” A fourth ensured to point out that they were only “Going just for @nickiminaj the 🐐 G.O.A.T.”
At the same time, the “Starships” rapper’s admirers hope that this time, she will be able to deliver the performance they have been waiting for, especially after this year’s disappointment.
yeah this would’ve made me ANGRY pic.twitter.com/oAvjnUqtxy
— NATE (@NATERERUN) March 5, 2023
Despite making history as the first woman headliner at Rolling Loud’s New York installment last year, her surprise return in March was riddled with technical difficulties.
The actress aimed to celebrate the release of her new single, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” with a mixed melody performance of her classic and newer hits, but the celebration hit a snag. This was due to the event’s audio struggling to align with her planned setlist, leading to frustration on stage.
After repeated attempts to coordinate with the audio team, Minaj eventually exclaimed, “Kill the DJ. Kill the sound guy.” An X user, claiming inside knowledge, suggested that the issue might have originated from the sound team rather than the DJ, emphasizing the seamless performance during Lil Wayne’s set in comparison.
The ‘Pink Friday’ Singer’s Fans Slam Netflix’s Hip-Hop Documentary Over Rapper’s Absence
In July, Netflix’s highly awaited documentary, “Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop,” ignited a storm of criticism from the Trinidadian-born musician’s dedicated fanbase.
After the trailer for the documentary premiered on the streaming platform, her supporters quickly took note of the eight-time American Music Awards winner’s absence.
Outraged, they voiced their disappointment on social media, questioning the decision to exclude Minaj, a trailblazing artist whose influence had left an indelible mark on the genre. Taking to X, one fan expressed disbelief, asking:
“Did Nicki decline to be in the doc or sum? cause idk how you can talk about women in hip hop without having Nicki?”
Another fan hinted at the possibility of a strategic move, stating, “HOW do y’all know for sure Nicki isn’t in it? They could be excluding her from the promo to get the shit to go viral.”
The absence of the “Barbershop: The Next Cut” star’s in a documentary discussing the history of women in hip-hop caused someone else to emphasize Minaj’s decade-long dominance in the genre.
A fourth cybernaut also pointed out, “A documentary about female rap, and Netflix wouldn’t have thought to put the most influential, awarded, and credited female rapper Nicki Minaj in the documentary? Hmm.”
It turned out that apart from the Chin Li rapper’s absence, another notable name not mentioned was none other than Missy Elliott.