It feels as though Nicki Minaj is being set up to fail these days. Her European tour has been plagued with technical issues and show cancellations, which have been all anybody wants to talk about when it comes to the world-renowned rapper. When she revealed the identity of her new boyfriend, fans were outraged after finding out that he is actually a felon. Even when she showed up to surprise her fans during Ariana Grande’s headlining set at Coachella last night, she still couldn’t stay away from technical difficulties because the sound was seemingly not working in their headsets as they sang “Bang Bang.”
The duo of pop stars reunited last night in Indio when Nicki Minaj started to sing their hit song “Bang Bang” to an audience that was stoked to see her on stage. However, things turned sour (and downright cringe-worthy) when the sound was not working in Nicki or Ariana’s earpieces. Grande can be heard telling her tech team that they “can’t hear anything” while Nicki does her best to deliver her fast-paced vocals, which sound disastrous in a series of videos being circulated.
After something like this, you’ve got to feel for Nicki Minaj. Regardless of your feelings about her, this is something that is so far out of her control that you can’t blame the technical difficulties on her. After the performance, she was dragged on social media with live-stream viewers calling her out for the poor performance. At the end of the day though, she should not be the one getting torn apart for this. Watch below.