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Britney Spears

Signs Nicki Minaj for Concert Tour

4/11/2011 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's official. TMZ has learned ... Nicki Minaj will be Britney Spears' opening act for her upcoming concert tour. 

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Sources involved in the negotiation tell TMZ ... the deal was signed several days ago, and Britney is elated. Everyone involved in the concert is relieved Enrique Iglesias' ego couldn't handle opening for Britney and feel Nicki will be infinitely better.

Minaj, who is on tour with Lil Wayne until the end of the month, currently has two singles on the Billboard Top 100 -- "Moment 4 Life" and "Did It On'em"

Everyone connected with the concert series thinks Nicki will create even more heat for the tour, which kicks off on June 17 in Sacramento, CA.

TMZ broke the story Nicki and Britney were in serious negotiations.
Right after we posted that story, the comments and emails were almost unanimous that Nicki is an infinitely better choice than Enrique.


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1.

Criss    

How about Nicki/ Enrique?

1110 days ago
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Rabinowitz The Hebe    

Save yourself the money, and watch the videos for her songs. Why do they even call it a concert, Britney doesn't sing at all during her lipsync shows.

Britney is a mental midget, with the legs of a linebacker. Without the help of producers, and songwriters Britney, wouldn't exist. She has no talent of her own, beyond what the producers and songwriters give her. Britney is a hack.

1110 days ago
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Rabinowitz The Hebe    

Why do they call this a concert? Britney doesn't sing at all, what a joke. She's a midget, with the legs of a linebacker. save yourself the money, and watch the video.

1110 days ago
4.

Damon    

TMZed has curiosly forgotten their own post about her performance in Vegas a few weeks ago!!


Brit performed three songs during the mini-concert at Rain nightclub in the Palms Casino & Resort -- "Hold It Against Me," "Big Fat Bass" and "Till the World Ends." During "Bass," Brit can be seen climbing up and down various props and sitting down on boxes -- not a lot of choreography going on here.

Draw your own conclusions.


http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/26/britney-spears-concert-las-vegas-live-video-photo-big-fat-bass/

1110 days ago
5.

Jackie    

Who's Nicki, who's Enrique? Give me Cyndi Lauper.

1110 days ago
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COD21    

I think some people will just be haters no matter what. Talk all you want shes the one making money you pathetic losers.
NO DOUBT THIS WILL BE A SOLD OUT TOUR!
Way to go Brit!!
Best of Luck!
=)

1110 days ago
7.

will    

nicki britney gets my vote

1110 days ago
8.

Hello is anybody in there?    

Haters Haters Haters that what Brit's fan call everyone who tells the truth about Britney. Hate to sound like a hater but Britney lip sync.

What? You go to the concert cause of Britney Spears dancing? Really? I mean really? Not for the singing i mean she is a singer (allegedly) right? Whatever enjoy the highest paid dancers "concert".

1110 days ago
9.

Star    

NOOOOOOO :(
I would NEVER pay to see Nicki Minaj love! Them wack lap dances, lip singing/rapping, fake ass, ughh.

1110 days ago
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jack-55d79    

Clearly Antares Audio Technologies have made a wearable version of Auto-Tune. Does need absurd costumes to cover it up, but that never stopped Gaga.

1110 days ago
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gd45    

I can't belive that people would rather see talentless minaj over enrique..... guess that's solid proof that people no longer understand music.

1110 days ago
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zzkinnardzz    

OMFG!! IM GOING!

1110 days ago
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mija    

Oh joy, two women who have no talent working together. Yeah, that's going to be one great concert.

1110 days ago
14.

Phreaky    

That makes more sense anyway - Nicki can't sing live to save her life either.

1110 days ago
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Charter Bus DC    

Here is Latest News

Nicki Minaj has confirmed she has been approached by Britney Spears’ team to join the singer on tour this summer.

Her name was first touted a few weeks ago when Enrique Iglesias pulled out of Britney’s tour, but now the Check It Out rapper has admitted that she has been invited to open the concerts, which kick off on 17 June.

1110 days ago
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