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Nicki Minaj set to play Shanghai in November?

The rapper's name appears alongside DJ Snake and Luis Fonsi on DWP Festival's first round line-up

Photograph: @nickiminaj via Instagram
Nicki Minaj is heading to Shanghai next month, as part of the Indonesia-founded Djakarta Warehouse Project Music Festival, taking place in the Hongqiao area in late November - according to organisers.

The Trinidad and Tobago-born, Queens-raised rapper's name appears on a DWP 'phase one' flyer released by the festival's official WeChat account last night. DJ Snake, Luis Fonsi, Blasterjaxx and a promised 'special guest' also feature on the image. Some have suggested Minaj (known by the nickname 麻辣鸡 malaji, or 'spicy chicken' in Chinese) will perform a 90-minute set at the festival, but there has been no official word from the artist at present.

It'd be a pretty massive booking if confirmed given Nicki recently dropped a new album. The festival, which will hold its tenth anniversary edition in Bali this December and has The Weeknd as a headliner in its native Indonesia, is preparing to open up presale tickets at 2pm today (Monday) for its China version.

So will Nicki perform 'Shanghai' in Shanghai? And how will some of the questionable identity stuff in 'Chun-Li' go down here? We're not sure, but it gives us an excuse to post the video for the latter anyway:


As ever, keep an eye on Time Out for more details on DWP's full lineup as they come to light.

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