American rapper Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia

American rapper Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia

- In a first of its kind, Saudi Arabia's cultural festival organisers invites American rapper Nicki Minaj to perform

- The female rapper is expected to headline the festival holding on July 18

- The ultraconservative kingdom tries to shed its years of restrictions on entertainment

American female rap star Nicki Minaj has been billed to perform in Saudia Arabia on July 18, at the Jeddah Season cultural festival as the ultraconservative kingdom tries to shed its years of restrictions on entertainment.

Minaj whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj is expected to headline the festival on July 18.

The concert is expected to comply with Saudi Arabia's laws as it is to be alcohol and drug-free and open to people of age 16 and above. the cultural festival is going to take place at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium in the Red Sea city.

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Known for her outlandish performances and flamboyant, hyper-sexualised image, with her music videos often featuring figure-hugging, skin-bearing outfits and provocative dancing, Minaj’s performance has drawn protests from the conservative Muslims.

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