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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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16.

WSr    

I would NEVER pay to see Nicki live!! Save your money... smh

1209 days ago
17.

always    

She is huge!! Her legs are so fat she can hardly move any more. Save your money , it's all lip sync, it's sad to even watch her try to put on a show. She needs to retire and go on a diet.

1209 days ago
18.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

wow ..where can I stand in line to get tickets

1209 days ago
19.

Jim in Cali    

Britney and Nicki is so much better. The ti^s and ass tour!!

1209 days ago
20.

Sloane    

better fit for an opening act
she hasn't been an international superstar the way Iglesias has
his career soared past opening act status probably 10 years ago
if anything -the tour should have been equal billing with both stars-with them alternating the stage

1209 days ago
21.

Criss    

Hell, I'd love to see Lauper, but she wasn't an option in this particular thread.

1209 days ago
22.

HumanNature    

MUCH BETTER!!!

1209 days ago
23.

Kathy    

Can I vote NONE OF THE ABOVE?????? Noithing but mouthing words and stumbling around on the stage while the autotuned track plays

1209 days ago
24.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I think this tour is going to be fierce. Fans will definately get their money's worth. Congrats to both ladies for putting together a super hot tour.

1209 days ago
25.

mark    

Here have Nike Free Run.

1209 days ago
26.

Sue    

What loser would pay to here a record play and watch someone walk on stage? What an embarrassing tour.

1209 days ago
27.

kimmi    

It's so sad that Britney's people are so money hungry that they prop up someone who clearly has little interest in being a "pop star"and charge the fans major cash. For what? Whatching a chubby chick Lip syncing and walking on stairs? Shame on them.

1209 days ago
28.

janet    

oh

1209 days ago
29.

DubstepDistribution    

What's with all the negativity from TMZ? People need to realize what they are saying

1209 days ago
30.

Joe    

MightyMad... Sorry, but you didn't see the posts in the other articles. Enrique sells out to 65K stadiums and even one at 100K. Britney's highest sell outs where 3 shows in the mid-30's. Everything else has been in the sub-20K attendance. Who's bigger sellout? Britney has more name recognition in the US, but for a global artist, Enrique is the bigger draw.

Jim in Cali...Won't be the TnA tour, more likely either Cellulite Central tour or the MOOving to the Lipsync tour.

1209 days ago
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