WATCH: Nicki Minaj Says Arrest Was a Set Up and You Won't Believe Who She Blames

Photo: James Devaney (Getty Images)
Photo: James Devaney (Getty Images)

Just what we had on our Bingo card for Memorial Day weekend: Another Nicki Minaj in the news story.

According to BBC News reports, the rapper was detained at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport earlier today on her way to a stop on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour in Manchester, England.

An unhappy Minaj posted on her IG account: “They’ve been trying to stop me from coming to every show. They took my bags before I could see them. Put it on the plane. Now saying they’re waiting on customs. This is what it looks like when ppl are paid big money to try to sabotage a tour after all else failed. Everything they’ve done is illegal.”

Minaj’s subsequent series of posts on X revealed the arrest was for possession of weed, which is illegal in the Netherlands (though recreational use is tolerated). She threw her security and former tour manager under the bus, suggesting they planted the drugs in her luggage to sabotage her tour.

This from the NY Post:

Nicki Minaj was apparently arrested in Amsterdam on Saturday for allegedly carrying drugs — despite the “Super Bass” songstress’ repeated insistence that she had no contraband, according to Instagram Live footage she posted of the incident.

One official said that they wanted to take the “Bang Bang” rapper into custody for “carrying drugs,” the video showed.

“I’m not going in there. I need a lawyer present,” the 41-year-old replied.

According to NBC, the police posted an item on X, explaining the performer was allowed to pay a fine and continue on.

Here’s a little more detail fromNBC:

Minaj, 41, was traveling to Manchester, England, from Amsterdam for a concert on her “Pink Friday 2 World Tour” when she was apparently arrested. Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, is scheduled to perform at the Co-op Live arena in Manchester on Saturday night.

Police have not identified the name of the person arrested, but when asked if it was Minaj, a spokesperson said officers had “arrested a 41-year-old American woman at Schiphol Airport because of possession of soft drugs.”

Earlier on Saturday, Minaj had shared numerous posts on social media detailing the incident.

In one video she shared on X, the rapper is seen being told that her luggage needs to be searched.

Last we heard, Minaj arrived slightly behind schedule for Saturday night’s concert, but being late for a show is par for the course for her, so no harm, no foul.

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