Nicki Minaj to play headline June UK tour

19/03/12

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has announced details of a brand new summer UK tour.

Nominated for three prizes at this year's Grammys the rapper will play headline gigs in London, Birmingham and Manchester in June.

The US star has already confirmed appearances at the T In The Park and Wireless festivals.

She will release her second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in April with tickets for the tour going on general sale at 9am on Friday 23 March.

Minaj's track Starships is at number two in the official UK singles chart.

In 2011 Minaj became the first artist to have seven singles on the Billboard HOT 100 chart simultaneously.

She has previously toured with Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga in the US.

The tour dates are:

London Hammersmith Apollo - 24 and 25 June

Birmingham NIA Academy - 26

Manchester Apollo - 28