After successfully playing understudy to Lil Wayne & Britney Spears last year, hip-hop’s most polarizing woman of the moment is going on her first solo North American tour. Nicki Minaj will embark on a 14-city tour in the US and Canada beginning on July 16th in Chicago and ending in Vancouver on August 12th.

Houston and Dallas barbz? You get Nicki at the Bayou Music Center (Houston) on July 28th & the Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie (Dallas) on July 29th. Tickets can be purchased from Live Nation when they go on sale Friday.

Also, there’s some kind of VIP package attached to the concert where you can meet Nicki, take a picture with her and probably get one (or both) of your boobs signed. For that, go to her official site at

Hit the jump to see the tour dates.

July 16 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
July 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit
July 19 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
July 22 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre Atlanta
July 24 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
July 26 – Birmingham, AL – Boutwell Auditorium
July 28 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
July 29 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 31 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
August 2 – Denver, CO – Wells Fargo Theatre
August 4 – Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
August 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
August 11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
August 12 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre