Nicki Minaj vowed that the show must go on when she was hit with strained vocal cords before an August 14 concert, and now the Brooklyn-born rapper is paying the price for it.
Minaj went against doctors’ orders when she performed on August 14 at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, MTV.com reported. She had a bruised vocal cord and doctors told her that she needed time to let it heal, but Nicki Minaj was determined to make up for her canceled show at Hot 97 Summer Jam set. That concert was shut down by YMCMB boss Lil Wayne in June after a radio station employee trashed Nicki’s pop leanings.
Now, as a result of the performance, Nicki Minaj caused further damage to her vocal cords and was forced to cancel her set at the UK’s V Festival after doctors gave her an X-ray and confirmed the damage.
“As a result [of that performance], the [cord] has gotten worse. After her most recent xray the doctor advises she rest her voice for a few more days,” a rep for Nicki Minaj said in an e-mail.
The V Festival is a two-day concert taking place in Essex, England. It also features David Guetta, the Killers, LMFAO, and Ed Sheeran.
While the unexpected break may give Nicki Minaj a chance to rest, the ever-busy rapper and singer won’t have too long to enjoy it. She has a full slate of concerts scheduled and is said to to be at the top of the list to become a judge on season 12 of American Idol, Hollywood Reported noted.
A source close to American Idol said that Nicki Minaj has actually created some behind-the-scenes drama for the show. Minaj signed on to be the new face of Pepsi, but Coke is the official sponsor of American Idol and is reportedly not too happy about Minaj possibly joining the show.