"I was really looking forward to seeing you."
The rapper's shocking comments saw him dropped just hours before he was set to take the stage.
"The crowd is what made it awesome, they were so accepting and loving of us."
But without a steady stream of star power from overseas, the tail-end of COVID-19 is still causing a lot of disruption.
Stans of the singer, rejoice: the hitmaker will be exclusively debuting brand-new music from his upcoming album.
A promoter has warned against shelling out for the pricey tickets.
More than 20 cabaret shows have been lighting up the Civic Theatre.
Expect to be overwhelmed.
She'll play five New Zealand shows before jumping across the ditch.