Nicki Minaj Responds to Manchester Arena Attack: 'We Don't Operate in Fear'

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Nicki Minaj attends the Balmain aftershow party as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 at Manko Paris on March 2, 2017 in Paris.  

Nicki Minaj isn't halting her live shows after the deadly Manchester Arena bombing, a suicide attack that occurred Monday (May 22) at the U.K. venue following an Ariana Grande concert, leaving 22 dead and multiple injured.

When a TMZ photographer rolled up on the Queens rapper at an airport and asked her if she had any plans of canceling any tours or performing in different venues, she responded, "No, because we don't operate in fear," adding that it would only send a message that "they win." 

She also had a message for Grande and her U.K. fan base. "Ariana is my sister, I love her and I love the people of the U.K. and I'm devastated by the news. It's heartbreaking." 

Minaj said she would also be performing in Manchester in 2018. "Of course I'ma perform for my Manchester fans. They deserve it," she said. Another cameraman then tried to get her thoughts on president Donald Trump, but Minaj kept her lips zipped. 

Beyond serving up a banger-filled medley at Sunday's 2017 Billboard Music Awards (May 21), Minaj has been teasing an upcoming fourth album