Barbz rejoice! Nicki Minaj bringing 'Pink Friday 2' world tour to Cleveland this fall

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 30: (Exclusive Coverage) Nicki Minaj performs onstage during her Pink Friday 2 World Tour at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Live Nation)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 30: (Exclusive Coverage) Nicki Minaj performs onstage during her Pink Friday 2 World Tour at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Live Nation)

Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling rapper Nicki Minaj is coming Cleveland.

The Queens, N.Y., native announced Wednesday on X that she was adding a North American leg to her "Pink Friday 2" world tour including a stop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sept. 13. Ticket presales for Citi cardmembers are from 2 p.m. Wednesday to 11:59 p.m. Thursday. General ticket sales start at 9 a.m. Friday at nickiminajofficial.com.

The tour has already become the highest-grossing rap tour by a woman and is among the top-10 highest grossing rap tours by any rapper, according to Live Nation.

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Who is Nicki Minaj?

Minaj was born in Trinidad before moving to Jamaica, Queens, when she was 5 years old.

After releasing mixtapes in the early 2000s, she signed with Lil Wayne's label Young Money in 2009. Minaj was known for her versatile style, "animated" rap flow and use of alter egos like "Roman."

She was nominated at the 53rd Grammys in the Best New Artist category in 2012, but lost to Bon Iver. She's been nominated 11 other times over the years in categories including Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song, but has yet to win.

Minaj's debut album "Pink Friday" came out in November 2010, landing in the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 and became certified platinum by year's end. The album's fifth single "Super Bass" proved to be the most successful becoming certified 12-times platinum in the U.S. and surpassing Missy Elliott's "Work It" as the highest-charting solo single for a female rapper, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The music video has more than 1 billion views on YouTube as of April 2024.

Her latest album "Pink Friday 2" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 when it came out in December, making Minaj the first female rapper ever to have the most No. 1's on the Billboard 200, according to Live Nation.

Minaj is no stranger to controversy having been involved in social media spats over the years with other prominent artists such as ex-boyfriend Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, Latto and even Taylor Swift.

What are Barbz?

Similar to Beyoncé's Beyhive, Swift's Swifties or Lady Gaga's Little Monsters, Barbz are the self-proclaimed super fans of Minaj.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Nicki Minaj bringing 'Pink Friday 2' world tour to Cleveland, OH