Just before the event took place, the company behind the Indonesian festival criticized the credibility of the event in China and said that the use of its brand was not "authorized".
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LONDON – Rap star Nicki Minaj flew to China to perform at a festival that was supposedly a scam.
The American rap star went to make a 90-minute set at the Djakarta Warehouse Project China festival, but later learned that the event was not as announced, reports Shanghaiist.
The festival was originally announced as a spin-off of the Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP), which takes place in Bali, Indonesia.
But just before the event took place, the company behind the Indonesian festival criticized the credibility of the event in China and said that the use of its brand was not "authorized".
In a statement issued through BuzzFeed, DWP explained: "The event that is rumored to take place in Shanghai on November 17 and 18, 2018 is an unauthorized use of the DWP trademark.
"DWP as a brand, has no association with the event."
The event was still held but Minaj did not show up, to the chagrin of the fans, some of whom had spent more than $ 400 on their ticket.
In a video recorded by a fan, Minaj promised to return to Shanghai with a "best partner".
The outspoken rap star explained: "I will return them to my true fans, in Shanghai, in China, I love them very much."
"And I'll be back with a better partner this time, okay?"
Meanwhile, the Chun Li The singer recently stated that her critics are waiting to see her "fall".
The open star, who was involved in an altercation with rap rival Cardi B during New York Fashion Week earlier this year, said some people hope she will soon be usurped as the most popular rapper in the entertainment industry. music.
Minaj explained, "I've been on top of this totem for a long time, sometimes people just want to see someone who has been at the top, just to see if it can happen."