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Nicki Minaj Is Bringing Her "Pink Friday" Tour to Phoenix

Hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj is bringing her "Pink Friday" tour to Phoenix on Tuesday, August 7, at Comerica Theatre.

The 14-date North American tour finds her skipping some pretty big cities (L.A. and Philadelphia get radio shows) on her first headlining tour, but returning to Phoenix after supporting Britney Spears last summer.

Our own Nicki Escudero was there, noting that Minaj is "interesting to look at and seems to have a strong personality -- something that could have made for a fun set," and hoped that Minaj would take some cues from Spears for her upcoming tour.

Love her or hate her, it's hard not to admire her bizarre and wacky antics -- that Grammy performance still gets talked about around the office -- and her aggressive persona and videos have made it nearly impossible to ignore her.

(Enjoy the video for "Stupid Hoe" while trying to avoid a seizure.)

Tickets aren't available on just yet, and Minaj's website is unclear about when exactly they go on sale, though VIP passes will be available through her site.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.