“Wow, wow, wow, 50 Cent will sing at the Jeddah World Fest!”, Wrote the festival organizers on Thursday to be held in Jeddah, west of this ultra-conservative kingdom.
The participation of American singer Janet Jackson is also confirmed. “We are anxious to see this star in Jeddah!”, Organizers enjoyed on Twitter.
Nicki Minaj announced on July 9th that he was canceling the Jeddah concert, citing his “support” for women’s rights, the LGBTQ community and freedom of speech.
The announcement of the star’s concert, known for the provocative songs and the videos in which she appears briefly dressed, sparked a storm of reactions on social networks from the most Saudi conservatives.
According to some Saudi publications, including the Okaz pro-government newspaper, cancellation of the concert would have been decided by the authorities because it would have been contrary to local traditions and values.