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Nicki Minaj fans baffled as she holds moment of silence for ‘dear friend’ Princess Diana in Birmingham

Nicki Minaj (L) and Princess Diana (R)
Bang Bang rapper Nicki Minaj bizarrely gave a nod to late royal Princess Diana while on tour (Picture: Rex)

As Nicki Minaj fans struggle to keep up with her chaotic UK tour, her latest tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, has to be the most bizarre moment yet.

The Super Bass hitmaker kicked off the UK stint of her Pink Friday 2 World Tour to a turbulent start after she missed her first gig in Manchester at Co-op Live due to getting arrested for possession of ‘soft drugs’ in the Netherlands.

After being released with the penalty of a fine, Nicki touched down in England and attended her first show at the Birmingham Resorts World Arena on May 26 which took its own confusing turn.

In a video captured by @jameliaa_x on TikTok, the 41-year-old rapper was handing her mic to members of the crowd to say where in the world they came from.

One group proclaimed they were from Wales which inspired Nicki to pay a heartfelt tribute to her ‘dear friend’ the late Princess Diana who died in 1997 when Nicki was just 14 years old.

‘Wales,’ she began in a strange posh English accent. ‘It always reminds me of a dear friend of mine, well she’s not here anymore, but the Princess of Wales.’

At her mention, the crowd erupted into cheers.

‘Let’s have a moment of silence for her,’ the Grammy-nominated artist then said, leading to slightly reduced noise in the arena for a few seconds.

She then promptly moved on, although she kept the baffling British accent up for a while longer on stage. The out-of-the-blue tribute has, naturally, left fans extremely confused.

Nicki Minaj at her Birmingham concert
She started her delayed tour in Brimingham (Picture: TikTok / jameliaa_x)
Nicki Minaj
And even attempted a fake british accent for size (Picture: Getty)
Princess Diana
Beloved Princess Diana died in 1997 when Nicki was just 14 years old (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Not the moment of silence for Lady Di,’ user @emmakirk commented.

‘Nicki Minaj holding a minute’s silence for Princess Diana is not what I ever expected to see in my life but is absolutely essential viewing for us Di fans,’ @shirlpuzz added over on X.

‘Absolutely obsessed with this,’ @rubynaldrett added.

‘Everyone in the arena was so confused but we did the silence for her,’ @barbiematique shared.

To give Nicki credit where it’s due, she does have a track record of making references to Princess Diana.

In 2023 she released a song with rapper Ice Spice titled Princess Diana which charted at number four on the US Billboard top 100.

‘Nowadays, I be duckin’ them cameras/And they hype that I’m up on them banners/Callin’ my phone, but they know I don’t answer (Why?)/In the hood I’m like Princess Diana,’ the lyrics go, seemingly a nod to Diana’s difficult relationship with the paparazzi.

Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj in the Princess Diana (Official Music Video)
Ice Spice and Nicki in the official Princess Diana music video (Picture: Vevo)

The Barbie World singer will perform in London and Glasgow before returning to Manchester for her re-scheduled Co-op Live date.

Earlier this week she took to Instagram to tell her followers that her tour was deliberately being sabotaged following her arrest.

She wrote: ‘They’ve been trying to stop me from coming to every show. They took my bags before I could see them. Put it on the plane.

‘Now saying they’re waiting on customs. This is what it looks like when ppl are paid big money to try to sabotage a tour after all else failed. Everything they’ve done is illegal.’

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