Nigeria: US Rapper Nicki Minaj Detained in Netherlands on Drug Possession Suspicions

Nigeria: US Rapper Nicki Minaj Detained in Netherlands on Drug Possession Suspicions

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

In a surprising turn of events, American rapper Nicki Minaj has been detained at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on suspicion of possessing soft drugs, according to Dutch media reports. The 41-year-old singer was scheduled to perform in Britain later on the same day and shared images on social media showing her being questioned by officials at the airport.

While the police have confirmed the detention of a 41-year-old American woman, they have not directly confirmed that it is Nicki Minaj. Robert Kapel, a military police spokesman, stated that they never confirm the identity of a person in custody. However, he did confirm that a 41-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of trying to export soft drugs to another country.

According to the rapper’s posts on social media, the authorities allegedly found cannabis in her luggage, which she claims belongs to her security personnel. She expressed her frustration at the situation, stating that her security had already informed the authorities that the pre-rolls of marijuana were his. She further mentioned that she was being asked to make a statement about her security at a police precinct, which she believed was an attempt to delay her and create negative stories about her.

It is worth noting that there is a common misconception outside the Netherlands that cannabis is legal in the country. While the consumption of small quantities of cannabis is technically illegal, the Dutch police have a long-standing “tolerance” policy in place since the 1970s, where they choose not to enforce the law. However, transporting drugs to another country remains illegal.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, and more details are expected to emerge as the authorities continue their inquiries. The detention of Nicki Minaj has sparked interest and speculation among her fans and the public, who are eagerly awaiting updates on the situation.

This development comes as a surprise to many, as Nicki Minaj has been a prominent figure in the music industry for years and has a massive fan base around the world. Her music and performances have garnered widespread acclaim and recognition, making her one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation.

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