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Nicki Minaj insists Angola show will go ahead

Rapper Nicki Minaj has come out fighting in the row over her controversial gig in Angola, insisting the concert will go ahead.

The Superbass star is booked to headline the Show Unitel Boas Festas in Angolan capital Luanda on Saturday (19Dec15), but she has attracted criticism for giving her support to the country despite its poor human rights record.


This week (beg14Dec15), a spokesman for the Human Rights Foundation wrote an open letter to Minaj urging her to cancel the concert over ongoing allegations President Jose Eduardo dos Santos often stifles free speech and journalism.


However, Minaj has now hit back at her critics and urged her fans in the African republic to buy tickets for the festival and join in the fun.


Taking to Twitter.com in the wake of the criticism, she made it clear she has no intention of pulling out of the event, writing, "ANGOLA! R u (are you) ready for the show?!???! Can't wait to see u (sic) guys! Get your tickets here!"


In a further message to antagonise her critics, Minaj added, "Every tongue that rises up against me in judgement shall be condemned."