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Nicki Minaj & R. Kelly To Perform In Montego Bay, Jamaica

Rap star Nicki Minaj and R&B vet R. Kelly are set to perform at this year’s Reggae Sumfest.

The event will take place July 21-23 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

A press release for the event stated the following:

“Nicki Minaj, one of the hottest acts in the world right now, will be treating her multitude of fans to a scintillating performance,” Johnny Gourzong, executive producer of the event said.

“Last year we had a tremendous festival with great Jamaican and international acts. This time around patrons will again be treated to amazing performances with the likes of Mavado, I-Octane, Beenie Man, Jah Cure and so many other great artistes.”

Gourzong also expressed delight that R Kelly will perform at the event as well.

“The Reggae Sumfest team is excited to be presenting R. Kelly on the Sumfest stage. We have been trying to contract him for the last five years and it is great to see that it is finally happening. We are expecting a spectacular performance from Mr. Kelly.”

It will be R Kelly’s second performance in Jamaica.

He made his Jamaican debut in 1996 at a concert at Jamworld in St. Catherine. At that time, he was the hottest artiste in R&B, thanks to the multi-platinum success of 12 Play, his 1993 album that announced him as a bona fide superstar.

That album contained big hits like Bump N Grind, a cover of the Spinners classic Sadie, and Your Body’s Callin. 12 Play set the pace for a string of anthems that include the inspirational I Believe I Can Fly and If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time.

R&B stars Usher and Chris Brown performed at last year’s Reggae Sumfest.