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Nicki Minaj Reportedly Arrested for Allegedly ‘carrying drugs’ per Rapper’s IG Live

The recorded footage features the rapper herself in a confrontation with law enforcement and demanding a lawyer.

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Nicki Minaj was reportedly taken into custody, in Amsterdam over the weekend as seen in a video shared on her Instagram Live.

In the video lasting over three minutes the rapper, a recipient of 12 Grammy awards was shown being held by an Amsterdam police officer. When she asked why she was being detained the officer responded “because you’re carrying drugs.”

The “Anaconda” rapper responded by saying “I’m not carrying drugs.” Minaj continued the conversation by telling the officer “I need a lawyer present” and “no, I need a lawyer present now” when the officer told her to get in a vehicle. The officer then appeared to say, “we’ll get (you to) next show.” Minaj responded and said, “you’re talking about my show? What about it?” according to an apparent Instagram Live posted from the rapper’s own page.

As, per her tour website Minaj is set to perform in Manchester, England on May 25.

Update:

Nicki Minaj has been released from custody.

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Minaj has released a statement after being released by the Dutch police: