Nicki Minaj was poised to headline Shanghai's DWP Festival last weekend but pulled out at the last minute due to the festival not being as advertised, The Fader reports.

According to the report, Minaj had already arrived in Shanghai, her stage was set up, and fans that that had paid upwards of 3000 Yuan (approximately $430) were left waiting for hours before being told to go home. The reason? She learned that the festival had been operating under the DWP (Djakarta Warehouse Project) trademark without permission to do so.

DWP offered the following statement, “The event rumored to take place in Shanghai on 17th & 18th of November 2018 is an unauthorized use of DWP trademark." It continued, "DWP as a brand, has no association with the event. The alleged lineup artwork of DWP China, which has been circulating online is unauthorized.”

In a message to Shanghai fans, Minaj announced she would be back — but next time, "with a better partner."

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