Nicki Minaj is now canceling her appearance at the festival following the call of human rights organizations who cite the many issues of oppressive nature within the country.

“After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest,” Minaj said in a statement. “While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.”

Ultimately Nicki has decided to stand against the Saudi government using her platform as a way to spread awareness of the situation in the country.