Rapper Nicki Minaj to join Britney Spears on tour

Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:45pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Female rapper Nicki Minaj will join Britney Spears on her North American tour this summer, promoters said on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation about the line-up.

Minaj, 26, one of the hottest young American artists since her 2010 "Pink Friday" album debut, will join Spears on her "Femme Fatale" tour starting in June, Live Nation said.

California electro pop band Jessie and the Toy Boys, and rising Australian twin sisters Nervo, will also support Spears on the tour to promote her No.1 album released in March.

"This is the Femme Fatale tour and I am thrilled to have Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo join me and get everyone on the dance floor," Spears said in a statement.

Spears, 29, had said last month that Spanish heartthrob Enrique Iglesias would tour with her, but media reports suggested that Iglesias had not agreed.

Spears has managed to recover her career after a highly public personal and professional meltdown in 2007. Her 2008 comeback album "Circus" was followed by a sell-out world tour and the new single from her album "Hold It Against me" debuted at No.1 on the Billboard singles charts in January.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing By Christine Kearney)