Nicki Minaj Cancels V Festival Performance, Rips Critics

08/20/2012 03:05 pm ET | Updated Aug 20, 2012

Nicki Minaj ripped into critics who questioned her decision to cancel her performance at the U.K.'s V Festival due to "strained vocal chords."

Minaj was part of the V Festival line-up, which includes performers such as the Killers, Snow Patrol, LMFAO, Noah & the Whale, David Guetta and Tom Jones. However, Minaj's health faltered because, "despite doctor's orders, she performed on a bruised vocal [cord] in NY on August 14," a representative for Minaj told MTV News. "As a result [of that performance], the [cord] has gotten worse. After her most recent xray the doctor advises she rest her voice for a few more days," the rep continued.

When Minaj's cancellation was officially announced on the V Festival's Facebook page, upset commentators started asking about refunds, calling Minaj a "failure of an artist" and questioning her "vocal problems."

The Harajuku Barbie took to Twitter and ripped into all her critics:

The canceled V Festival performance was the latest in a string of upsets from Minaj. The show she performed on Aug. 14 at New York City's Roseland Ballroom was billed as a makeup for her canceled Hot 97 Summer Jam set, MTV News reports. This set was canceled by Lil Wayne in June after an employee of the radio station said disparaging remarks about Minaj's pop leanings.

However, Minaj's rant is not the only controversy associated with the V Festival this year.

Former "X Factor" contestant Cher Lloyd was not only booed off the Hylands Park stage, but she was also struck by a bottle filled with urine. "It's hard enough being up here, but it's not nice having bottles of piss chucked at you," she told the crowd.

Unfortunately, two people have died during the festival. A 22-year-old was found dead inside a tent on the Essex festival grounds, Rolling Stone reports. Police also found a 39-year-old dead in the backyard of a house after a private party near the festival. Ten men have been arrestsed on suspicion of murder in this death.

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