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Nicki Minaj arrested for alleged drug possession at Netherlands airport

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American rapper Nicki Minaj has been detained at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands for allegedly carrying drugs.

The rapper shared this update on a video she took and posted on her Instagram Live Saturday afternoon ahead of the European leg of her Pink Friday 2 World Tour.

According to the BBC, a spokesman for Dutch police, Robert van Kapel, said, “We can confirm that we have arrested a 41-year-old American woman at Schiphol Airport because of possession of soft drugs”, without naming the woman in question

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A statement given to the PA agency by Dutch police confirmed that the woman remained under arrest on Saturday evening.

The music star posted a series of messages on X apparently in relation to the incident.

“They took my luggage without consent,” she wrote in one. In another she added: “This is Amsterdam btw [by the way], where weed is legal,” using a colloquial term for the drug cannabis.

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Although the rapper has denied the allegations,doors to the concert opened around 30 minutes late on Saturday. With thousands in the venue as of 20:30, it was unclear whether the gig would go ahead as planned.

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