If Nicki Minaj has to keep putting this kind of money in a swear jar, let’s hope she’s earning big bucks touring with Britney Spears and with her music. After a recent performance in Jamaica, Minaj had to pony up $1,000.
At a performance at Reggae Sumfest 2011 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Nicki’s explicit lyrics and “sexually suggestive dance moves” during her headlining set caused her to receive a summons from police.
According to the Jamaica Observer, she received the summons as she exited the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex, but didn’t fight it. She pleaded guilty and paid the fine of $1,000.
She made no mention of it during her tweets after the show, which means it must not have been too much sweat off her back.
“OMG!!! I swear I just had the TIME of my LIFE @ ReggaeSumFest in JAMAICA!!!! Jamaica I fell in love tonite! WOWWW!!!!” Minaj tweeted after the show.
Luckily, her stage pal Spears wasn’t Minaj’s set with her or she definitely would’ve been guilty of those “sexually suggestive dance moves.” And Minaj’s set would have been real short had she cut out the explicit stuff (one song is entirely about defecating on people).
But Minaj couldn’t have been the only to receive the fine unless all the performers, which included often potty-mouthed reggae stars like Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man, and Bounty Killer. Minaj told Vibe after the show that she’s a huge fan of reggae music and her fellow Sumfest performers.
“I always include a Reggae segment in my shows, even on the Britney Spears Tour because I love Jamaican culture and dancehall music,” Minaj told VIBE. “I grew up on it. Since I was little, I’ve loved Beenie Man, Lady Saw and Bounty Killer.”