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Britney Spears picks Nicki Minaj for tour opener

Singer Britney Spears performs on ABC's

Singer Britney Spears performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Sunday, March 27, 2011. Credit: AP

 Britney Spears really is all about the girl power these days.

After teaming up with Rihanna on an “S&M” remix yesterday, she announces today that Nicki Minaj will be the opener for her summer tour, which stops at Nassau Coliseum on Aug. 2.

“This is the Femme Fatale tour and I’m thrilled to have Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo join me and get everyone on the dance floor,” said Spears in a statement. “Can’t wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road.”

Tickets for the Nassau Coliseum show will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 30 through

The Spears tour hit a bump early on after she announced that Enrique Iglesias would be the opener, only to have the Latin pop star pass on the offer.


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