Nicki Minaj surprises followers by saying her new album Queen will drop right now (Friday, Aug. 10) at midday EST/9AM PST, one week forward of schedule.
The rollout of the “Chun-Li” rapper’s fourth studio album has been a bumpy trip, initially slated for a June launch, the report was pushed again to Aug. 10, after which simply final week was delayed once more, because of a Tracy Chapman sample-clearance problem, and rescheduled for Aug. 17.
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However on Thursday night time, in the course of the premiere of her new “Queen Radio” present on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Minaj had some excellent news for her followers. The Grammy-nominated artist revealed that Queen would, in actual fact, be launched Friday.
Minaj truly wished to debut the brand new album in its entirety on her radio present however was confronted with issues. “I used to be gonna play the album proper now however somebody f***ed up,” she mentioned in the course of the stream, as reported by Spin. “It’s numerous company drama in right here.”
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She went on to state that she’d accomplished the album simply three hours earlier than going stay on air. Minaj intends to return to Beats 1 on Friday, one hour earlier than the album drops, to play Queen in full, strolling listeners by means of every monitor and sharing her perception into the making of the report.
Queen is Minaj’s first album since 2014’s platinum-selling report “The Pinkprint” and can embody beforehand launched singles, “Barbie Tingz”, “Chun-Li”, and the Ariana Grande-featuring “Mattress”.