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Nicki Minaj Cancels V Fest Appearance Because of Strained Vocal Chords

Says she performed earlier this week against doctor's orders

August 18, 2012 5:37 PM ET
Nicki Minaj, Today Show, V Fest
Nicki Minaj performs on NBC News' "Today" show in New York City on August 14th, 2012.
Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire

The V Festival in England has lost another artist from its line-up. After Frank Ocean abruptly cancelled his appearance in the festival along with several other European dates last week, Nicki Minaj has now pulled out as well. The singer, who was slated to headline the V Festival's 4Music stage this weekend, cited trouble with her vocal chords as the reason for her cancellation. 

"Nicki Minaj regretfully cancelled her performances at UK's V Festival (Highlands Park, August 18th and 19th) due to strained vocal chords," said a statement from the singer's representative. "Despite doctor's orders, she performed on a bruised vocal chord in NY on August 14. As a result, the chord has gotten worse. After her most recent x-ray the doctor advises she rest her voice for a few more days."

The V Festival's organizers announced today on their Facebook page that LMFAO would be taking Minaj's place as the 4Music headliners. 

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