NEW YORK — [artist id="3055069"]Nicki Minaj[/artist] confirmed to MTV News that she is in talks to join [artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist] on her upcoming tour.
We caught up with the Young Money princess before she performed at Casio's TRYX OUT: NYC 2011 Launch Party at the Best Buy Theater on Thursday night.
"I am in talks of joining Britney Spears, yeah," Minaj said in the British accent of her [article id="1660858"]Martha alter ego[/article]. "I'm in talks about a lot of things, ya know. I don't know — oops, I did it again."
Rumors of the possibility of [article id="1661094"]Minaj becoming the opening act[/article] on the singer's tour promoting Femme Fatale began circulating shortly after Enrique Iglesias [article id="1660912"]dropped out of the lineup[/article]. Nicki is currently on the Lil Wayne-headlined [article id="1660073"]I Am Still Music Tour[/article], but that concludes May 1 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, while the Spears tour is scheduled to kick off June 17 in Sacramento, California.
The hectic travel schedule — Nicki is set to fly out right after the Best Buy Theater performance to rejoin the I Am Still Music Tour on Friday (April 8) in Greensboro, North Carolina — is the Queens MC's only qualm about hitting the road.
"I'm getting sick every other day," she said. "That's the one downside. I keep my dressing room warm, and then of course when we go out to the stage area, it's freezing cold, and then when we do the afterparty, it's cold. And then flying and stuff like that. That's the only downside about touring. It's just to keep your physical health in order. I was just recuperating from being sick last night and then we flew out here; the plane was freezing, and I think I got sick again. That's the only downside — that's the only one."
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