Nicki Minaj was arrested by police at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Saturday, a Dutch National Police source confirmed to ABC News.

The Dutch Military Police, in a statement, said a 41-year-old woman was arrested for trying to leave the country while in “possession of soft drugs, which is prohibited.”

Earlier, the 12-time Grammy nominee posted a video to Instagram Live showing her discussing the arrest with an Amsterdam police officer. The officer stated she was being detained “because you’re carrying drugs” when she asked for the reason behind her arrest.

Minaj took to X to update her followers on the dramatic events. “Now they said they found weed & that another group of ppl have to come here to weigh the pre-rolls. Keep in mind they took my bags without consent. My security has already advised them those pre-rolls belong to him. Oh yea & the pilot wants me to take my ig post down,” she wrote in one post.

The hashtag #FREENICKI is currently trending on X.

Minaj was due to perform in Manchester, England, Saturday night. The venue where she is due to perform posted on X that admission to the venue is pushed back to 7 p.m. local time.

ABC News has reached out to Minaj’s representatives for comment.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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