Nicki Minaj to perform in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia
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Rapper Nicki Minaj will reportedly perform in Saudi Arabia this month. 

She will headline the Jeddah World Fest on July 18, organizers said, according to The Associated Press

Minaj is known for her eccentric and provocative style, raps about her body and often uses curse words in her music.


The Jeddah World Fest is a concert open to people 16 or older but alcohol and drugs are prohibited.

According to the AP, reactions varied on social media, with some expressing outrage over the fact that Minaj is invited while women who attend the concert are required to wear a full-length robe called an abaya. 

“She’s going to go and shake her ass and all her songs are indecent and about sex and shaking ass and then you tell me to wear the abaya,” said a Saudi woman in a widely viewed video. “What the hell?”

Other performers include former One Direction band member Liam Payne and DJ Steve Aoki.