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    Nicki Minaj Has A Powerful Message After The Manchester Attack

    Nicki was filmed by paparazzi at LAX airport, where she said she "loved Ariana and the people of the UK" before giving a message of defiance against terrorism.

    Nicki Minaj was one of the many celebrities who sent messages of love and support after a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday killed 22 people.

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    Nicki, who of course collaborated with Ariana on both "Bang Bang" and "Side to Side," tweeted that hearing the news had hurt her heart.

    My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this

    This morning Nicki Minaj arrived at LAX to board a flight to London. Several paparazzi and videographers were waiting to ask her opinion on the attacks.

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    In a video obtained by TMZ, a paparazzo asks Nicki:

    Are you scared to go to London?"

    She responds: "No, we can't operate on fear. Because then they win. Nope, no, no."

    When the paparazzo told her it was a "powerful statement" to make, Nicki responded: "I'm a powerful woman."

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    Nicki then shared a message of love for both Ariana and the UK, saying that the attacks were "heartbreaking."

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    She said:

    Ariana's my sister. I love her, and I love the people of the UK. I'm devastated by the news. It's heartbreaking.

    When she was asked whether she'd play Manchester on her next tour, Nicki was adamant that she would.

    She said: "Of course I'll play for my Manchester fans. They deserve it. I'll be there in 2018."

    Yes, Nicki. 💕

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