Nicki Minaj is seen for the FIRST time since drug arrest in Amsterdam - star lands in the UK in pink Fendi coat amid canceled Manchester concert

Nicki Minaj was seen for the first time since her drug arrest in Amsterdam as she arrived to the United Kingdom on Saturday.

The Starships rapper, 41 - who livestreamed her own arrest after she was accused of 'carrying drugs' in her luggage - was briefly arrested and fined at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

However, due to the incident, her Saturday concert at the Co-Op Area in Manchester was canceled last minute amid her Pink Friday 2 Tour - with thousands of fans already awaiting inside the new stadium.

Minaj was seen holding a small smile on her face as she was spotted shortly after arriving to Manchester.

Nicki donned a hot pink, Fendi puffer coat that was left unzipped at the front, concealing the ensemble she wore underneath.

Nicki Minaj, 41, was seen for the first time since her drug arrest in Amsterdam as she arrived to the United Kingdom on Saturday

Nicki Minaj, 41, was seen for the first time since her drug arrest in Amsterdam as she arrived to the United Kingdom on Saturday

The Starships rapper - who livestreamed her own arrest after she was accused of 'carrying drugs' in her luggage - was briefly arrested and then fined at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

The Starships rapper - who livestreamed her own arrest after she was accused of 'carrying drugs' in her luggage - was briefly arrested and then fined at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

She added a pink, Louis Vuitton beanie on top of her head which partially covered her long, dark locks.

The performer also opted for a pair of white-rimmed shades to complete her overall look.

Earlier in the day, Minaj was arrested before being fined at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Saturday on allegations that 'soft drugs' were found in her luggage.

The Dutch national police agency shared a social media update that a 41-year-old American woman was released from custody after consultation with local prosecutors, CBS News reported.

The Dutch police didn't name Nicki in the post but they didn't have to as she streamed the whole incident on Instagram Live.

In the video, she explained that the police told her marijuana had been found in her bags and it would have to be weighed.

She was traveling from Amsterdam to Manchester for her next Pink Friday 2 Tour show at the time. Saturday night's concert was canceled at the last moment as a result of her brief detainment.

Despite vehemently denying that she was carrying any drugs, the rapper was told that she needed to go to the police station in footage captured during the livestream.

However, due to the incident, her Saturday concert at the Co-Op Area in Manchester was canceled last minute - with thousands of fans already awaiting inside the new stadium

However, due to the incident, her Saturday concert at the Co-Op Area in Manchester was canceled last minute - with thousands of fans already awaiting inside the new stadium

Minaj was seen holding a small smile on her face as she was spotted shortly after arriving to Manchester
Nicki donned a hot pink, Fendi puffer coat that was left unzipped at the front, concealing the ensemble she wore underneath

Minaj was seen holding a small smile on her face as she was spotted shortly after arriving to Manchester

Earlier in the day, Minaj was arrested before being fined at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Saturday on allegations that 'soft drugs' were found in her luggage; seen in March in NYC

Earlier in the day, Minaj was arrested before being fined at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Saturday on allegations that 'soft drugs' were found in her luggage; seen in March in NYC

Despite vehemently denying that she was carrying any drugs, the rapper was told that she needed to go to the police station in footage captured during the livestream

Despite vehemently denying that she was carrying any drugs, the rapper was told that she needed to go to the police station in footage captured during the livestream

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In the recording, a man explained to her that she 'would get a lawyer at the office' and they would go 'as fast as possible.'

During the Instagram Live, the Anaconda hitmaker said she was told 'to get into this [police] van and go into the precinct with no lawyer present.'

She further alleged that someone working for airport security requested she made a 'statement with no lawyer present' after finding 'pre-rolls' in 'bags that they were not authorized to take.'

It is currently unclear if she was booked at a police station. A spokesperson for the police in the Netherlands confirmed to NBC News that they 'arrested a 41-year-old American woman at Schiphol Airport because of possession of soft drugs.'

They did not identify Minaj, or anyone else by name, as the person arrested. Before the alleged arrest, Minaj shared a series of posts on X (previously known as Twitter), about her bags getting pulled for a thorough search at the airport.

'They've been trying everything they possibly can to TRY to stop this tour,' she wrote in one tweet, before theorizing that they were trying to 'plant things' in her luggage.

Additionally, she shared footage on her Instagram of a man telling her that police needed to take a closer look at her luggage.

In the clip, an airline crew member told her that a 'police officer told' him that they had 'to offload all the luggage and to search everything.'

During the Instagram Live, the Anaconda hitmaker said she was told 'to get into this [police] van and go into the precinct with no lawyer present'

During the Instagram Live, the Anaconda hitmaker said she was told 'to get into this [police] van and go into the precinct with no lawyer present'

She further alleged that someone working for airport security requested she made a 'statement with no lawyer present' after finding 'pre-rolls' in 'bags that they were not authorized to take

She further alleged that someone working for airport security requested she made a 'statement with no lawyer present' after finding 'pre-rolls' in 'bags that they were not authorized to take

'I'm so sorry to say that,' he continued. She then, asked: 'But wasn't that what you planned on doing from the get-go? Why didn't you guys search it before it went on the plane?'

'I'm so sorry to say that,' he continued. She then, asked: 'But wasn't that what you planned on doing from the get-go? Why didn't you guys search it before it went on the plane?'

In a tweet shared by Minaj, she claimed that she was told that she had five minutes 'to make a statement about' her 'security to the police precinct'

In a tweet shared by Minaj, she claimed that she was told that she had five minutes 'to make a statement about' her 'security to the police precinct'

Earlier, she had noted on X that 'they said they found weed & that another group of ppl have to come here to weigh the pre-rolls'

Earlier, she had noted on X that 'they said they found weed & that another group of ppl have to come here to weigh the pre-rolls'

'I'm so sorry to say that,' he continued. She then, asked: 'But wasn't that what you planned on doing from the get-go? Why didn't you guys search it before it went on the plane?'

'They did just a random quick check, but now they want to open it,' he insisted.

After she asked why, he said: 'First of all, because you filmed him... [and] ... he doesn't believe you that you don't have more with you than you say.'

'No, he asked me 'Do I have any more in those purses' and I said, 'No,' and I asked him where are my bags,' the rapper said. 'They took my bags and put them on the plane before I could know what bags are on the plane.'

The airline crew member simply said he was 'so sorry for that.' Nicki then said,  'Okay, of course,' before the video ended.

In Minaj's caption, she wrote 'they took my bags before I could see them' then 'put it on the plane.'

'This is what it looks like when ppl are paid big money to try to sabotage a tour after all else failed. Everything they've done is illegal,' she wrote.

In a tweet shared by Minaj, she claimed that she was told that she had five minutes 'to make a statement about' her 'security to the police precinct.'

Earlier, she had noted on X that 'they said they found weed & that another group of ppl have to come here to weigh the pre-rolls.'

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After arriving in Manchester, she posted a statement to X apologizing to fans for her failure to appear onstage that evening

After arriving in Manchester, she posted a statement to X apologizing to fans for her failure to appear onstage that evening

In another X post, she pointed out that marijuana is legal in Amsterdam.

Minaj is is currently on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour and was slated to perform in Manchester, England on Saturday.

However, the problems she encountered at the airport in the Netherlands caused her to miss that evening's concert in the UK.

After arriving in Manchester, she posted a statement to X apologizing to fans for her failure to appear onstage that evening.

'Thank you to everyone who prayed for me today. May God cover you & all that is connected to you. May you be blessed beyond your imagination,' she wrote.

'Barbz, I'm @ the stock exchange hotel in #Manchester I arrived a little over an hour ago,' she continued. 'After sitting in a jail cell for 5-6 hours, my plane still didn't take off for another 20 mins once I boarded.'

Minaj noted: 'The flight was 50 mins,' repeating for emphasis: '50 mins.'

She argued: 'That's why they had to do the big song & dance b/c they knew I'd still find a way to perform even if it came down to my last 90 mins in the building which would have been until 1130pm. The building was willing to go past 11pm. So grateful to them for that.'

'So they succeeded at their plan to not let me get on that stage tonight. I succeeded @ getting to the root of it all by recording them & posting everything in real time. I have sooooooooo much video evidence. You wouldn't believe it if I told you.'

Minaj is is currently on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour and was slated to perform in Manchester, England on Saturday - which has now been postponed; seen in March in Inglewood

Minaj is is currently on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour and was slated to perform in Manchester, England on Saturday - which has now been postponed; seen in March in Inglewood

Nicki later livestreamed the moment that a crowd of fans arrived to her hotel in Manchester not long after she posted on X

Nicki later livestreamed the moment that a crowd of fans arrived to her hotel in Manchester not long after she posted on X

Minaj grimly resolved: 'I'll have the lawyers & GOD take it from here tho.'

Switching gears as she addressed her ticketholders, she said: 'Please please please accept my deepest & most sincere apologies. They sure did know exactly how to hurt me today but this too, shall pass.'

She continued: 'They've been doing this over & over & over & over & over again & I've tried so hard to not discuss it b/c you guys deserve to just get the good stuff. I hate involving you in anything that isn't for entertainment purposes only.'

The Bang Bang hitmaker promised her fans that 'we will have another date for tonight's show shortly & I'll probably be able to share it tmrw. One July option & one June option is currently being discussed.

'I'll find a way to not only make up the date with the performance but I'm going to create an added bonus for everyone that had a tkt for this show. Promise.'

She talked to the fans from the balcony of her hotel room as they stood in the middle of the road near the building

She talked to the fans from the balcony of her hotel room as they stood in the middle of the road near the building

Minaj is slated to perform on Sunday in Birmingham, followed by dates in London and Glasgow before returning to the Co-Op Arena in Manchester on May 30 for an additional concert; seen earlier this month in NYC

Minaj is slated to perform on Sunday in Birmingham, followed by dates in London and Glasgow before returning to the Co-Op Arena in Manchester on May 30 for an additional concert; seen earlier this month in NYC

She reminded her audience: 'I'll STILL be performing at the 2nd #Manchester show on the 30th. 5 days away. I'll STILL be performing in #Birmingham tmrw ok Barbz Love you.'

Nicki later livestreamed the moment that a crowd of fans arrived to her hotel in Manchester not long after she posted on X.

She talked to the fans from the balcony of her hotel room as they stood in the middle of the road near the building.

Minaj is slated to perform on Sunday in Birmingham, followed by dates in London and Glasgow before returning to the Co-Op Arena in Manchester on May 30 for an additional concert.

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