According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicki cancelled several planned shows in the U.K. after suffering strained vocal cords, reasoning that it was a better decision than lip-synching on-stage. But her response to upset and critical fans led to some colorfully-worded tweets, some of which have since been deleted from her account.
"I was in jeopardy of losing my voice entirely and needing surgery on my vocal chord (sic). If u can't understand that, your mother's a WHORE!!!!” she tweeted to more than 14 million followers. “I will NOT let you people make me feel horrible for a f**king HEALTH issue! That's what got me in this mess! I shldve listened 2 the doctor!” she wrote. “Like people are hitting me telling me I shldve mimed. No! Then you woulda make a f---ing STORY out of that too!”
For what it’s worth, Nicki did apologize to fans about the cancellations, writing, “Barbz, u know how much I hate disappointing u guys.”