Cardi B cancels Singapore F1 show, to be replaced by Gwen Stefani

Teng Yong Ping
·Lifestyle Editor
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - JUNE 02: Cardi B performs at Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium on June 02, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
Cardi B performing on 2 June, 2019 in New Jersey. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

If you were hoping to catch Cardi B’s rhymes at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix entertainment line-up, we have bad news for you: the American rapper has cancelled her gig due to scheduling issues.

Race promoter Singapore GP said in a statement on Monday (10 June), “We regret to announce that Cardi B has had to cancel her scheduled performance at this year’s Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 due a major rescheduling of her September and October tour. While undoubtedly disappointing, we hope to work with Cardi B again in the near future.”

Gwen Stefani attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Gwen Stefani at the 2019 Met Gala in New York. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

In a separate press release, Singapore GP said pop singer Gwen Stefani would be added to the F1 line-up, which includes other headlining acts such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Swedish House Mafia, Raja Kumari, and Hans Zimmer.

Gwen Stefani will be performing on 21 September, which was the date of Cardi B’s original gig. So it seems that Stefani may have been brought in to replace Cardi B because of her cancellation.

Tickets to the F1 concerts and the Singapore Grand Prix start from $188 for a single-day Saturday ticket and $278 for a three-day ticket.

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