There were rumors, and today via her website Britney Spears confirmed all those rumors were true. After weeks of whispers speculating that Nicki Minaj would be Enrique Iglesias's replacement after his abrupt pull-out from Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' tour ... Brit Brit put out the official word.

"This is the Femme Fatale tour, and I'm thrilled to have the hot Nicki Minaj join me and Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo will get everyone on the dance floor. Can't wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road."

Nicki is still on the road with her Young Money mentor, Lil Wayne, and will join Britney when Weezy's 'I Am Still Music Tour' wraps on May 1 in New Jersey.

Britney's tour kicks off on June 16 in Sacramento with 26 stops taking the ladies all over the North American continent with a grand finale on August 13 in Toronto. Spears famed manager Larry Rudolph tells MTV News

"The way we come up with a concept for a show like this is we sit with Britney, she talks to us about what she's interested in and what excites her," Rudolph explained. "We start with the songs on the album; we start with coming up with general, broad concepts. She tells us what interests her and excites her, and from there, we have [the input of music tour director] Jamie King and [choreographer] Brian Friedman."


Britney Spears North American Summer 2011 Tour Dates:

6/17 – Sacramento, Calif. | Power Balance Pavilion
6/18 – San Jose, Calif. | HP Pavilion
6/20 – Los Angeles, Calif. | Staples Center
6/24 – Anaheim, Calif. | Honda Center
6/25 – Las Vegas, Nev. | MGM Grand
6/28 – Portland, Ore. | Rose Garden Arena
6/29 – Tacoma, Wash. | Tacoma Dome
7/1 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada| Rogers Arena
7/4 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | MTS Centre
7/6 – St. Paul, Minn. | Xcel Center
7/8 – Chicago, Ill. | United Center
7/12 – Dallas, Texas | American Airlines Center
7/13 – Houston, Texas | Toyota Center
7/15 – New Orleans, La. | New Orleans Arena
7/17 – Atlanta, Ga. | Philips Arena
7/20 – Orlando, Fla. | Amway Center
7/22 – Miami, Fla. | American Airlines Arena
7/26 – Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena
7/28 – Detroit, Mich. | Palace of Auburn Hills
7/30 – Philadelphia, Penn. | Wells Fargo Center
7/31 – Washington, DC | Verizon Center
8/2 – Uniondale, N.Y. | Nassau Coliseum
8/5 – East Rutherford, N.J. | Izod Center
8/8 – Boston, Mass. | TD Garden
8/11 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada | Bell Centre
8/13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Air Canada Centre

What do you think of the collaboration of Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj on tour ??? Does this make you want to catch the New Orleans date ?? Share your thoughts in the comments below !!!