Nicki Minaj Amsterdam Arrest Controversy

Nicki Minaj Amsterdam Arrest Controversy

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Updated May 26, 2024 at 01:14PM EDT by Mateus.

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Nicki Minaj Amsterdam Arrest Controversy refers to the arrest of American rapper Nicki Minaj in Amsterdam for allegedly carrying drugs. The rapper live streamed a conversation with police officers in the United Kingdom in which they asked Nicki to stop filming them and step into their police vehicle while Minaj said she wanted to speak with her lawyer and refused to turn the camera off. The event became a viral topic on Twitter (X), TIkTok and Instagram.


On May 25th, 2024, American rapper Nicki Minaj went live on Instagram while flying out from Amsterdam after cops detained her on her way to the United Kingdom. X[1] user @heavyonitbarbie uploaded a clip of Minaj's livestream in which she denies carrying drugs with the police officer (shown below). The post received more than 55,000 views and 731 likes in a day.


TMZ[2] reported that a spokesperson for Royal Netherlands Marechaussee military police confirmed they "arrested an American woman for possessing 'soft drugs'." BBC[3] also confirmed Minaj's arrest, stating that she was arrested on suspicion of exporting soft drugs before being fined 350 euros (£300; $380) and allowed to continue her journey.

Nicki Minaj's response

A few hours after Minaj's arrest, the singer[4] tweeted a message to her fans, saying she was detained in a jail cell for 5-6 hours, leading to the cancelation of her gig at Manchester's Co-op Live arena. The full statement (shown below) amassed more than 48,000 likes and 11,000 reposts in a day.

Nicki Minaj @NICKIMINAJ Thank you to everyone who prayed for me today. May God cover you & all that is connected to you. May you be blessed beyond your imagination. Barbz, I'm @ the stock exchange hotel in #Manchester I arrived a little over an hour ago. After sitting in a jail cell for 5-6 hours, my plane still didn't take off for another 20 mins once I boarded. The flight was 50 mins. 50 mins. That's why they had to do the big song & dance b/c they knew I'd still find a way to perform even if it came down to my last 90 mins in the building which would have been until 1130pm. The building was willing to go past 11pm. So grateful to them for that. So they succeeded at their plan to not let me get on that stage tonight. I succeeded @ getting to the root of it all by recording them & posting everything in real time. I have 5000000000 much video evidence. You wouldn't believe it if I told you. I'll have the lawyers & GOD take it from here tho. Please please please accept my deepest & most sincere apologies. They sure did know exactly how to hurt me today but this too, shall pass. They've been doing this over & over & over & over & over again & I've tried so hard to not discuss it b/c you guys deserve to just get the good stuff. I hate involving you in anything that isn't for entertainment purposes only. we will have another date for tonight's show shortly & I'll probably be able to share it tmrw. One July option & one June option is currently being discussed. I'll find a way to not only make up the date with the performance but I'm going to create an added bonus for everyone that had a tkt for this show. Promise. I'll STILL be performing at the 2nd #Manchester show on the 30th. 5 days away. I'II STILL be performing in #Birmingham tmrw ok Barbz Love you 9:17 PM - May 25, 2024 2.1M Views

Online Reactions

Fans of the rapper quickly shared her livestream arrest across social media, creating memes and parodies about it. For example, on May 25th, 2024, X[5] user posted a clip of the Goat Story character Katie paired with the caption "THEY GOT NICKI." The post (shown below) received more than 655,000 views and 28,000 likes in a day.

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