Nicki Minaj announces 2019 UK and Ireland joint tour with Future and teases Ariana Grande collaboration

She's also shared a new song called 'Rich Sex' and will release another new track 'Bed' this week

Nicki Minaj has announced a new UK and Ireland joint tour with Future, due to take place in 2019.

The Queens rapper is set to release her new album ‘Queen’ this summer, having already shared two tracks from the record in ‘Barbie Tingz’ and ‘Chun Li’.

Minaj will be joined by Future on her upcoming world tour, dubbed the NICKIHNDRXX tour. After a run of US dates later this year, the pair will arrive in the UK in March, opening the tour in London. They will then visit Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow, and Manchester.

Nicki Minaj will play:

London, The O2 (March 11)
Birmingham, Birmingham Arena (14)

Dublin, 3Arena (15)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (17)
Manchester, Manchester Arena (18)

Tickets for the dates will go on sale on Friday (June 15) at 10am and will be available from here.

Minaj also shared a new song ‘Rich Sex’ to accompany the news. The track features Young Money boss Lil Wayne. It was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show earlier today (June 11) and is available now – listen to it below.

Rich Sex (feat. Lil Wayne)

Rich Sex (feat. Lil Wayne), a song by Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne on Spotify

The star also teased another new song would be released later this week. ‘Bed’, her long-awaited new collaboration with Ariana Grande, will be released on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Minaj recently confirmed ‘Queen’ would be released on August 10 and shared the artwork for the new record. The cover, which sees the rapper dressed in Ancient Egyptian accessories while perching on a tree branch. Sharing it on Instagram, she referred to the album as “my greatest work to date”. 

‘Queen’ was originally meant to be released this Friday, but was pushed back last month. In an Instagram Live video, Minaj reportedly told fans: “I love my label, but I’m happy that I’ve always been blessed to have the freedom and the creativity to do what I want when I want how I want it. Trust me, it’s the better choice.”