Nicki Minaj Recalls Almost Getting Jailed In Dubai


Nicki Minaj is definitely well-traveled, but even she finds trouble overseas.

“I went to Dubai. I almost got in so much trouble because the guys in Dubai are so cute. It’s not even funny,” said Nicki about one of her recent trips in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “One of the rules [is] you can’t hug a man if you’re not married to the man. And so when we were leaving, there was this one guy that was so freaking cute, I was like, ‘Bye!’ because I just wanted to have this one last moment to…savor the moment with him…”

Nicki revealed that the man she was describing was in fact a police officer.

“Literally, I didn’t know he was a cop. They don’t have a police [uniform]. It was like a private airport. They were just dressed in their regular garments. I went to give him a hug, and it was literally, I almost felt like time stopped in Dubai. I felt like everything froze. Every single person turned around in slow motion like, ‘Nooo!'”

The moment, as Nicki explained it, had her crew nervous. “Everyone in my team thought I was going to be put in jail. It was the scariest thing. He kinda put his arms up a little bit and cracked a nervous smile, and I was just like, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry!’ and I just left.”

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