After receiving backlash, the Queen rapper revealed on Tuesday that she's cancelling her performance in Saudi Arabia.
Others scheduled to perform include Liam Payne, British musician, and Steve Aoki, American DJ.
"After careful reflection I have made a decision to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest", she told the publication.More news: Apple Watch just lost Walkie Talkie app thanks to potential eavesdropping problem
The Human Rights Foundation issued a statement last week begging the "Bang Bang" hitmaker to withdraw from the festival as they couldn't understand why she would celebrate Gay Pride one week and then support Saudi Arabia another.
Nicki then posted another tweet attempting to clarify her comments.The rapstress, who has claimed to have "love" for Jamaica, previously resided in Trinidad and Tobago prior to her move to NY, and was born to Trinidadian parents.
Recalling her Reggae Sumfest performance in 2011, Minaj claimed she was accosted by armed officers after using expletives during her set. The human rights organization is fighting a regime in this country that insists on the separation of the sexes and the oppression of women's rights.More news: Amazon seeks FCC approval to launch over three thousand broadband satellites
Saudi officials last week said the Jeddah World Fest would be the region's biggest ever live musical event. "I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression".
Minaj is not the first performer to cause controversy by accepting an invitation to perform in Saudi Arabia.
Jeddah: Singer Nicki Minaj has withdrawn her attendance from the Jeddah Music Festival, where she was to headline a concert on 18 July.More news: Australian banks hit by telecom outage
Saudi Arabia saw profound change a year ago as a result of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's top-down reform efforts, including the opening of the first movie theater and the lifting of the world's only ban on women driving. Saudi women are bound to an extremely conservative dress code.