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Is Nicki Minaj Killing Her Own Career?

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Insane is the word several outlets are using to describe Nicki Minaj and her recent actions, and while we’ll refrain from labeling her as such, we think it’s fair to question if her outlandish behavior is leading to career suicide or securing more bags.

In recent weeks, Nicki has gone off the rails, on social media and in-person, by arguing with radio DJs, exposing her ex, continuing to shade Cardi B and, most recently, going after Travis Scott (and his baby mama Kylie Jenner) for boosting the sales of his album to ensure a #1 spot.

Initially, we chalked it up to Ms. Minaj just taking a page out of the Kanye West book of album promotion — you know, saying the most outrageous things in order to promote your project and, in turn, increase your coin. And while that may be the case, recent news of Nicki having to postpone her North American tour with Future, The “NickiHndrxx” Tour, due to poor ticket sales, has us wondering if there’s more to this story.

According to a Live Nation source:

“Nicki’s tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist. These are big arenas with up to 20,000 capacities. Sales for opening night in Baltimore is 2,000 tickets. LA is 3,400, New Orleans 1,000, Denver 1,300, Chicago 3,900. Even her hometown Brooklyn is only 5,050.”

In addition, an “industry insider” told PageSix:

“Nicki has gone off the rails. She can’t take it that she sold less records than Cardi B (who’s stealing her thunder big time) in her first week; she can’t take it that Travis beat her to No. 1. Her ticket sales for her tour are in the toilet, and it’s making her even more crazy.”

However the Head Barbz in Charge tells a different story. Nic claims that it’s more of a reshuffling as opposed to a cancelling in order to make sure the show is perfect for her adoring fans. She’ll do the Europen leg of her tour with Future first, then circle back to the U.S., most likely with a different co-headliner, or none at all.

So what do you think … Is Nicki nearing the end or still doing the [email protected] thang!

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