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Nicki Minaj Held at Amsterdam Airport for Suspected Drug Possession

Nicki Minaj Held at Amsterdam Airport for Suspected Drug Possession

American rapper Nicki Minaj was held at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport over suspicions of having soft drugs, according to Dutch media reports on Saturday.

The singer, scheduled for a performance in the UK later that day, shared images on social media showing her being questioned by airport officials.

Police, speaking to AFP, confirmed the detention of a 41-year-old American woman but did not directly confirm if it was Minaj.

“We never confirm the identity of a person in custody but I can confirm we have arrested a 41-year-old woman suspected of trying to export soft drugs to another country,” Robert Kapel, a military police spokesman, told AFP.

“The interrogation is still ongoing,” Kapel added.

The rapper posted on X that authorities told her they had found cannabis in her luggage, which she said belonged to her security personnel.

“Keep in mind they took my bags without consent. My security has already advised them those pre-rolls belong to him,” she wrote on X, referring to marijuana joints.

“Now they said I have to go five mins away to make a statement about my security to the police precinct,” she said. “It’s to try to make me late so that they can write negative stories.”

A common misconception outside the Netherlands is that dope is legal in the country, home to world-famous coffee shops (which actually sell pot) that are a huge draw for cannabis smokers.

The consumption of small quantities of cannabis is technically illegal but police choose not to enforce the law as part of a “tolerance” policy in place since the 1970s.

Transporting the drugs to another country is illegal.

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