Nicki Minaj's V Festival shows in doubt?

She's battling a bruised vocal chord...

Nicki Minaj's V Festival shows in doubt?

Chris Eustace - 14 August 2012

In a series of tweets following some American TV appearances yesterday, the rapper said: “The doctor has asked me to take 2 wks of voice rest… But... I'd have 2 miss both shows tmrw, ^ 2 UK festivals, + Dublin."

Revealing that she was suffering from a bruised vocal chord, she then said: “Doctors orders Out for the count now…another x-ray cming up!”

It’s thought that the results of this next x-ray will determine whether Minaj plays the shows or not.

The ‘Super Bass’ star has made plenty of festival headlines this summer already - according to the Press Association, the rapper has “ordered a Winnebago just for her wigs” at the festival, while she caused controversy at T In The Park in June with rumours of diva-like behaviour, taking to the stage nearly an hour late and playing for just 25 minutes.

The Sun quoted a ‘source’ as saying: “Nicki went off on one about the grass around her area, saying it was far too long for her to walk on. She threw a complete strop, pouting and pointing and asking someone to get a lawnmower to sort it out.”

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, who were on before Minaj, took to Twitter to register their displeasure at Minaj’s antics, with Turner saying: “Nicki Minaj has been being a total selfish shithead to all the hardworking crew backstage at T. Pathetic. Fuck off. You can (I suppose) be a dick to your own crew, you're paying them. But everyone else? And not to mention the people out front. Ugh”, later posting a blog to clarify his comments.

The rapper later claimed that the grass story was untrue, telling Australia's Sunday Herald Sun: "It's the most absurd thing I've heard printed about me in a very long time. I went to the festival happy to have an outdoorsy-type experience. Why would I go somewhere and ask somebody to cut grass? It's sad because I can't defend myself against these lies.''

V Festival 2012 takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire from Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 August 2012.

Click here for the V Festival Staffordshire line-up.

Click here for the V Festival Chelmsford line-up.

As previously reported, The Stone Roses and The Killers will top the bill, with Snow Patrol, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Example, Professor Green, Labrinth, and Rizzle Kicks all set to play too.

While the initial run of tickets for the event quickly sold out, a second batch was recently made available, and there are a handful of Weekend camping tickets available for the Chelmsford leg of the festival, with day tickets for both Chelmsford and Staffordshire still on sale.

V Festival tickets for both sites are priced as follows:

Weekend Tickets with Camping - £180.00 plus a maximum booking fee of £10.50
Weekend Tickets with no Camping £155.00 plus a maximum of £9.70 booking fee
Day Tickets £86.00 plus a maximum of £8.20 booking fee
Campervans - £99.00 plus a maximum of £5.95 booking fee

Click here to buy V Festival Staffordshire tickets.

Click here to buy V Festival Chelmsford tickets.


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