Lil Wayne Replaces ‘Headliner’ Nicki Minaj For Chicago Jingle Ball At Last Minute; Here’s Why

BY Edwin Lamptey December 4, 2023 12:28 PM EDT
Photo Source: Instagram/@nickiminaj, @liltunechi

Music superstar, Nicki Minaj has informed her fans of her inability to perform at the Chicago Jingle Ball

She explained that due to the release of her upcoming album, she wouldn’t be available for the event. 

Minaj canceled her headlining slot at the December 4 concert, citing her upcoming album release as the reason.

“I won’t be able to perform tmrw in Chicago for Jingle Ball,” wrote Minaj. “I was excited to see you guys. Pls accept my sincerest apologies. I’ll make it up to you on the Chicago stops of my tour early next year. Details to come. I hope it doesn’t make you sad”, she announced on her X page (formerly Twitter).

She then presented the backup plan: “HOWEVER!!!!! My beloved brother/boss stepped up for me so that I wouldn’t have to push my album back. His name is Lil Wayne AKA the GOAT. He would perform tmrw @ the Chicago show,” she revealed. 

“I am STILL performing @ the Atlanta Jingle Ball on the 14th and now I’LL ALSO be performing at the Miami Jingle Ball on the 16th. Album STILL dropping this FRIDAY,” Minaj told her Barbz on Sunday.

The rapper’s Pink Friday 2 Album is scheduled for release on December 8 which happens to be her birthday, after its original release date of November 17 was pushed back.

Pink Friday 2 is the follow-up to Minaj’s 2018 album, Queen, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

Minaj recently tweeted, “This album is just beyond anything I could have imagined. If you on my $h!t list, you will never EVER recover. The. Fkng. End.”

An earlier report captured Nicki as saying that her fifth collection is a certified classic that she can’t wait to share with the Barbz.