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Nicki Minaj Arrested in Amsterdam for Drug Possesion

Nicki Minaj was apprehended for the possession of illegal drugs in Amsterdam.

American rapper, Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, popularly known as Nicki Minaj, has reportedly been detained at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The rapper was travelling to Manchester, from Amsterdam, for her “Pink Friday 2 World Tour” before the incident happened on Saturday, May 25, 2024. She was arrested under suspicion of drug possession, hours before her scheduled performance.

Dutch police spokesperson Robert Van Kapel claimed that the “Star Ships” hitmaker was arrested for “soft drug” possession.

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“We have arrested a 41-year-old American because we did a check at Schiphol Airport and found soft drugs with her and it’s illegal to export soft drugs in the Netherlands. At this moment she is in interrogation and we are doing an investigation,” said Kapel.

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He stated that after the police investigation, they will contact public prosecutors, who will decide whether or not to press charges.

In a series of posts on X (formerly known as Twitter), Minaj stated that she believed people were attempting to halt the tour.

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“They’re being paid big money to try to sabotage my tour b/c soooooo many ppl are mad that it’s this successful & they can’t eat off me. They got caught stealing money from my travel/jets. Got fired. Got mad. Etc.” she wrote.

“They took my luggage & when I asked where it is they said it’s on the plane. It couldn’t have been, I just pulled up.  I never gave them my bags. They’re refusing to let me see my own bags. This is how they plant things in your luggage,” she wrote in another post.

In a video posted on Instagram, the Grammy-nominated rapper questions an airport official who asked her to unload her luggage for a thorough search, after the airport security had previously checked her luggage.

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