Nicki Minaj was performing in Japan last week, after wrapping up concert dates and she learned about the tragic events that happened to a 21-year-old fan in attendance at one of her shows.
A foreign exchange student, Nicola Furlong was found dead in her Tokyo hotel room on May 25th, several hours after watching Nicki perform at Zepp Toyko.
“Saddened to learn one of my precious fans; found tragically murdered in Japan. My love & prayers are with the family of Nicola Furlong,” the Young Money MC wrote via Twitter.
Police have arrested two American men — 26-year-old James Blackston and an unnamed 19-year-old — in connection with Furlong’s death.
Tokyo police released a statement about Furlong’s death, according to IrishCentral.com. “These two men allegedly took advantage of a female unable to resist due to the fact she was in a comatose state from a highly alcoholic beverage.
“On a taxi ride between Shibuya and Shinjuku, they took advantage of a woman by touching her body.”
An autopsy says that Furlong was likely strangled, Japan’s Mainichi reports.