Nicki Minaj confirms talks to join Britney Spears' tour
Britney Spears' upcoming tour may be getting a dose of Nicki Minaj.
The hip-hop sensation, whose penchant for assorted alter egos and wacky hair made her rap's new it-girl, confirmed she is in talks to join Spears' summer tour when it kicks off June 17 in Sacramento.
Billboard spilled the beans last week that the femcee was being courted by Spears, but nothing was set. On Thursday, MTV News chatted with Minaj before a New York performance where she further teased the possibility of opening for the pop diva.
"I am in talks of joining Britney Spears, yeah," she said in one of her many alters -- this one being a Britsh vixen named Martha. "I'm in talks about a lot of things, ya know. I don't know -- oops, I did it again."
Spears' trek got off to a shaky start. Literally hours after she announced Enrique Iglesias was tapped to hit the road with her, he pulled out of the tour. Reports pointed to Iglesias being unhappy that he'd be opening for Spears instead of co-headlining -- the singer is already heading his own jaunt.
“Hey guys, sorry for the confusion regarding a possible tour in the summer with Britney Spears,” he wrote on his blog. “We are on the Euphoria Tour and will continue to do so including some soon-to-be-announced dates in US. So hope to see all of you soon.”
Minaj is currently on the road supporting Lil Wayne on his "I Am Still Music" tour.
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
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Photo: (Left) Britney Spears performs in San Francisco on March 27, 2011, for a taped "Good Morning America" segment that aired March 29, 2011. Credit: Tony Avelar / Associated Press.
(Right) Nicki Minaj performs during the 'I Am Still Music' Tour at the Wells Fargo Center on March 26, 2011 in Philadelphia. Credit: Jeff Fusco / Getty Images