Dutch police react to Nicki Minaj’s comments on her arrest

One week ago, Nicki Minaj went viral after going live her arrest in Amsterdam. Dutch military police released her the same day, but she expressed discontent with the incident, claiming that her race played a role.

Now, according to multiple reports, the DMP has responded to those comments.

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Here’s what Nicki Minaj had to say

As mentioned, the ‘Pink Friday 2’ artist arrived at Stationhead earlier this week to talk to her fans about her arrest experience. She said the incident made her feel “sad” and said the delay in her trip was “on purpose.” “You’re a confident person, of a different race, you know,” Minaj said.

To set the scene, the Dutch Military Police later released a statement saying that Nicki’s arrest occurred after they discovered 30 to 100 grams of marijuana in her luggage. During her arrest, she told DMP that the videos previously belonged to her security guard. She also questioned their search process, which included retrieving her luggage after it boarded the plane.

Ultimately, Amsterdam authorities decided to arrest her but later released her with a 350 euro fine.

This experience seems to have influenced Nicki’s willingness to return to Amsterdam. The promotional agency behind the tour stop, MOJO, says the show is June 2 not occur “due to what happened last week.” All ticket holders will receive a refund.

Dutch military police responded to Minaj’s comments

Meanwhile, a DMP spokesperson said the case involving Nicki is closed. This means she can freely return to her country without their interference. That statement was made to the broadcasting organization ARE NOT and translated by BBC.

The spokesperson added that Nicki’s reference to race as a factor in her arrest was “upsetting.” DMP asserted that Minaj was treated like anyone else trying to travel to another country with drugs or their luggage.

“It would be upsetting if she experienced it that way. We arrested her when we found dozens of bones in her luggage. The woman was released four hours after her arrest in consultation with the prosecutor and after paying a fine,” the spokesperson said, according to a BBC translation.

DMP representative emphasized that “…everything went very smoothly. It was so annoying when she pulled that card.” Additionally, the spokesperson said that the DMP did their “job” and that was it “protocol to search luggage and arrest a person when we find drugs.”

“The arrest took place around 5:30 p.m. and was released at 9:30 p.m. We represent a professional organization that treats everyone equally, no matter what.”

“It is illegal to bring drugs to another country.” The spokesman said.

The rapper has yet to publicly react to the reported reaction of the Dutch Military Police. Instead, her online presence is mostly about stops on her ongoing European tour and her upcoming second leg of the U.S. Kicking off in Philadelphia on September 6, Nicki will tour 22 US cities until October 11. She will wrap up her historic ‘Pink Friday 2’ tour in her hometown of Queens, New York.

This week, she continued to wow her fans in cities such as Manchester, London, Birmingham and Glasgow. Minaj surprised Barbz in London with a special guest, Beenie Man.

Watch the iconic moment below.

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