Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Chris Brown to replace Nicki Minaj at Saudi music concert

Also performing at the music festival are Steve Aoki, Liam Payne and Martin Garrix among others

Image used for illustrative purpose only
Image used for illustrative purpose only

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Chris Brown and Tyga are all set to perform at the Jeddah World Fest, after rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out of the show.

Organisers of the show confirmed that the performers will join Steve Aoki, Liam Payne and Martin Garrix.

Minaj who was supposed to headline the show said in a statement: “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest.”

The rapper insisted on twitter that the decision to not perform was not intended to "disrespect" the Saudi government.

The organisers of the show announced that ticket refunds would be available for those who no longer wanted to attend following Minaj's cancellation.

The music festival is part of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage’s (SCTH) seasonal entertainment programme.

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