SINGAPORE - American rapper Cardi B will not be performing at the Formula One (F1) Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix this year, but American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani will be.
Cardi B is not able perform here due to a rescheduling of her September and October tour, race promoter Singapore GP said in a statement on Monday (June 10).
She was scheduled to make her debut Singapore performance on Sept 21 at the Padang Stage Zone 4.
Cardi B is the first solo female artist to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album for her record, Invasion of Privacy, released last year.
The rapper has been removed from the F1 website's entertainment line up for this year, which includes headline acts such as Swedish House Mafia, Raja Kumari, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Hans Zimmer.
In the statement regarding the rapper's cancellation, Singapore GP said: "While undoubtedly disappointing, we hope to work with Cardi B again in the near future."
In a separate statement, Singapore GP also announced that Gwen Stefani will be joining this year's line-up, and is scheduled to perform on Sept 21.
The three-time Grammy winner is known for her vocals on songs by the band No Doubt, such as Don't Speak (1996) and Spiderwebs (1995). She went solo in 2004.
Tickets to Gwen Stefani's concert and the Singapore Grand Prix start from $188 for a single-day Saturday ticket and $278 for a three-day ticket.
In response to queries from The Straits Times, a Singapore GP spokesman said that as per its sales policy listed in its terms and conditions, ticket refunds will not be offered.
She said that Singapore GP indicates in all its communication materials that the entertainment line-up is subject to change and tickets sold are not exclusive for any specific performance.
The spokesman added: "As the race promoter, our tickets provide access to the Circuit Park for the Formula 1 and support race activities, with the entertainment programme within the Circuit Park as a value-added benefit."