Nicki Minaj Battles ‘Strained Vocal Cords,’ Cancels UK Fest

By Kelly J. Newson

Nicki Minaj was due to perform at the UK Fest but had to cancel because of strained vocal cords. The hit sensation went against doctor’s orders on August 14th in New York City when she performed a free concert for her fans. Now the “Starships,” singer was forced to cancel her set in the UK.

Nicki tweeted on August 15, “And barbz its official, my voice is GONE!!!! I swear it held up just to spk to u guys last nite! Mind over matter. The mind is so powerful. It was all worth it for what I experienced w/u guys last night tho. Wouldn’t change a thing.”

Nicki Minaj is also currently being heavily sought after to be a judge on American Idol for the upcoming season. American Idol’s long time sponsor, Coke,  isn’t so thrilled about the possible new addition. Nicki is sponsored by their biggest rival – Pepsi.

The singers full schedule will make it hard for her to work with American Idol, since Nicki still has a list of tour dates for her Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour 2012 coming up this Fall, along with YMCMB label mate Tyga.

Fans can get still get their tickets, available at Live Nation.

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