Nicki Minaj has been struggling with a bruised vocal cord and has been advised by doctors to rest her voice for two weeks, and cancel all her upcoming shows. Nicki clearly doesn’t take orders! She had a huge appearance yesterday (Aug. 14) on NBC’s Today Show, and despite doctors orders she showed up and did her thing!
Fans in her hometown of NYC were lined up for days to see the free concert from Minaj. Nicki said she wasn’t about to let them down. Jordin Sparks was also at the Today Show suffering from her vocal cord issues, and backstage the two singers prayed together that they would both get through it. Sparks is currently doing the press tour for her movie Sparkle which opens this Friday.
Nicki Minaj is scheduled to perform this weekend at Britain’s V Festival. I wonder if she’ll make it. Minaj received some criticism for her Today performance because it seemed like she was lip-syncing. In this case I think we could excuse her for that. If you missed it here’s one of her performances.