The artist might not be able to fill the booked arenas.
The release of Queen has been a defining moment in Nicki Minaj's career. The artist put "blood, sweat and tears" into the creation of the project. It's debut at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 prompted the artist to lash out at all the different entities behind her supposed failure. It has now been reported that Queen's supporting tour is off to an even worse start.
According to a source at Live Nation, the situation is dire considering the flimsy ticket sales to date.
“Nicki’s tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist. These are big arenas with up to 20,000 capacities. Sales for opening night in Baltimore is 2,000 tickets. LA is 3,400, New Orleans 1,000, Denver 1,300, Chicago 3,900. Even her hometown Brooklyn is only 5,050.”
The figures point to a possibility of the tour being canceled altogether, according to multiple sources.
An industry insider shares their take on the source of her erratic behavior.
“Nicki has gone off the rails. She can’t take it that she sold less records than Cardi B (who’s stealing her thunder big time) in her first week; she can’t take it that Travis beat her to No. 1. Her ticket sales for her tour are in the toilet, and it’s making her even more crazy.”
This comes after the news of Future's withdrawal from the American leg of their joint tour and its postponement.