Nicki Minaj Is Bombarded by Fans in England, Pleads With Them to 'Get Into a Contained Space'

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Excitement turned into chaos on Monday in Camden, England, after fans swarmed Nicki Minaj's chauffeur-driven vehicle as it drove through the city.

After performing to a screaming crowd at the Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park over the weekend, Minaj decided to make an impromptu appearance in Camden at Cafe KOKO.

However, when Minaj appeared at the location -- significantly later than she'd announced on Sunday -- she was forced to barricade herself inside the car, after briefly sticking her head out of the sunroof to wave to the crowd of swarming fans.

Minaj actually took to Twitter to warn those around the car that if they didn't back off and conduct themselves in an orderly manner, the Metropolitan Police wouldn't allow the event to go on as planned.

"Guys, if you don’t get in a contained space they won’t let me get out the cars. Pls don’t run in the streets. Please get in 1 place. 1 line 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽" she pleaded on Twitter.

As the situation escalated and fans refused to step back out of the streets and away from the vehicles, more and more police arrived to secure the scene and attempt to maintain order.

The police presence was noticed quickly by many in the crowd who were snapping photos of the bedlam.

Before the event, Minaj had attempted to enter the location while flanked by private security and police officers. However, her efforts to get into the venue undetected were thwarted when fans quickly saw her, and began screaming and crowding her.

One fan filmed herself getting close to Minaj, who can be seen sternly demanding for the fan to "back up" before pushing the fan away, out of her personal space. The fan shared the interaction to TikTok, writing, "My fave literally touched me 😂😍"

@theyluviish My fave literally touched me 😂😍#fyp#nickiminaj♬ original sound - IISH ♛

Police and security then rushed her to her waiting black van, where the flock of fans then followed.

As Minaj's vehicle drove away from the event, others near the location captured video of the mayhem as fans ran after the van in droves.

Eventually, Minaj and the event's organizers decided to cancel the event altogether, out of a concern for the artist's safety.

Police at the event location were tasked with letting the disappointed crowd know that the singer had left and that the event was not going to happen.

"Regardless of what Ms. Minaj is tweeting, she's not here, she has driven past, she has gone," a Metropolitan Police officer was filmed telling a crowd to a chorus of boos and jeers. "Regardless of what she is saying, that is a fact."

@BigBankBurt, a fan of Minaj's, exclusive tells ET about the incident from their point of view, stating, "The day was a lot, a whole lot."

"I was meant to be first to see her, but inside was just complete mayhem, as well as outside. I got there at 1 p.m., but my friend was at the front waiting. They said Nicki was going to be 10 minutes late. We were told they would let in groups of four people total, we would spend 30 seconds with her, take pictures and then the next group would go," the fan says. "I saw Nicki briefly through the window, but hundreds of people were around her. The venue told us all to leave and then Nicki tweeted me. There was just so much confusion, and she looked really scared at certain points."

"I waited in there until around 6 o'clock and left as the staff was being so rude and some of the fans inside were irritated and it was no longer a good time, because during the wait we just partied the whole time, then we saw the frenzy outside and it started to go left," the fan continues. "We were told by the manger that the police said it was unsafe as they feared that when the door opened, and she entered, it would cause a stampede. Some fans stayed at the café waiting the whole time. About 15 fans out of 50 that remained were able to see her. The people outside seemed like regular people, I saw road men and builders even chasing the car, didn’t seem like Barbz to me, there were a lot of fans there, but a lot of random people too."

Minaj has yet to address the event cancellation on social media.


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