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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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61.

your not all that    

I chose......Enrique ALONE..............BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA people REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLY waste their hard earned cash to watch flubbney spears walk around on stage while moving her lips ??????? LOL LOL LOL I would rather have a new outfit ANYDAY !!!! LOL LOL LOL

1189 days ago
62.

zz    

*faints* This is effing epic, wait! more than epic, they need a new word! This is my dream come true tour. ITsss Britney and Barbie BITCHHHHHH!!!! ok ok ok so i've loved brit since 98... saw the circus tour twice, and i've been a huge fan of nicki since her early mix tape days! I will be there!! wooo!!! oh... and haters, you can kill your self!

1189 days ago
63.

lee    

i think it will be a nice combo to see both of them in action

1189 days ago
64.

nadia    

THEY SHOULD SELL EARPLUGS ALONG WITH THE TICKETS !!!

BECUASE THEIR " TALENT " IS A MESS ... MAN WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REAL SINGERS ....SMH ...

ppl need to stop supporting such crap smh

1189 days ago
65.

courtney    

i absolutley love both of these ladies. nicki minaj is the best femal rapper around, and her voice is so unique. britney is classic and i have always loved her. who cares if she lipsyncs? she does what she wants and can get away with it.
im gonna be at that show!

1189 days ago
66.

Shannon    

It doesn't matter who opens for Britney.....her ability to perform has disappeared. I remember when she used to look so great on the dance floor.....now, I think most any girl with any rhythm could do her performance (complete with lipsync)as good as Britney.

Really sad for her! I don't think that she will ever be the superstar she was before she took the nose dive to the bottom with her loser ex-hubby!

1189 days ago
67.

Frank    

Say "nicki minaj is infinitely better for the concert" one more time tmz we didn't catch it the first time

1189 days ago
68.

femonanon    

one question...will they kiss???

1189 days ago
69.

Alicia    

Bitney and Nicki are both laughing all the way to the bank, selling out tours, while you all hate on them thru comments....

1189 days ago
70.

Jeanette    

What a bunch of Hatin' people, I'm sure that every one of you could have done so much better with the cir***stances she was given, Yah Right!!! I do agree that she doesn't have the "Pop" she used too, but she's working hard and deserves some credit. You Rock Brit, Keep it up girl!

1189 days ago
71.

hmmmmmmmmmm    

If you want to waste your money on some chick who struts across the stage like a prostitute selling her wares. Go ahead. You can rent a porn for much less money.

1189 days ago
72.

ChinLee3    

Rename it "Auto-tune Lip Sync Nirvana featuring Wannabe Femme Fatales" and it'll be good to go.

1189 days ago
73.

Wiley    

Enrique Iglesias is the real winner here. He probably gained millions of fans when he dissed Brit. The Enrique/Britney Dancers pairing just isn't right even if Brit's cootchie does decide to join in. Enrique can hire his own dancers.

1189 days ago
74.

whataqueen    

We're so excited to see them both! :)

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1189 days ago
75.

smashley    

neither

1189 days ago
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