The Trindad and Tobago government spent over $869,000 on the Nicki Minaj concert, which launched the “Localise It” initiative on October 30. Roberts said so during a news conference which, he said, was called to clarify the ministry’s role in the event and to “come clearer and cleaner” on the issue. Roberts gave a breakdown of the ministry’s funding of the show which included: local advertising – $150,000; venue infrastructure – $75,000; local fashion show – $60,000; local culture (moko jumbies etc) – $26,000; COTT fees – $32,383; local artistes fees – $40,000; Hilton Trinidad – $60,343; and, Nicki Minaj (her entourage and agent fees) – $382,000. Wow they spent alot on Nicki! Do you think she is worth this? Do you think they should have spent this amount during hard times?