We’ve copped a final date release people because Nicki Minaj has announced she’ll definitely be unleashing her new album Queen in the early hours of tomorrow morning… after a couple of push backs and just a little bit of spice.
If you’ve been keeping up with the release dates then you’ll know Queen was first set for release on June 15, then it was delayed to August 10, and pushed back again to August 17 – the same day as the release of collaborator Ariana Grande’s highly-anticipated Sweetener album.
No big surprise, that last one caused a lot of spice on the ol’ Twitter.
The artist announced the news on Thursday night in her debut episode of Queen Radio on Apple Music’s Beat 1. Just yesterday, Minaj hinted there was going to be a surprise in the episode for fans and they damn well got it.
Queen will drop on Friday, 12:00pm EST… which I’m pretty (and unfortunately) sure is Saturday 2:00am for us… I mean, you’ll probably be awake.
This will be Minaj’s fourth studio album following multi-award-winning The Pinkprint in 2014.
According to Beats 1, Minaj will be back on air to go through Queen “track-by-track” and “explain the message behind every song.”
.@NICKIMINAJ is coming back to play #Queen! She'll go track-by-track through the project and explain the message behind every song! Watch this space for more details. Listen:— Beats 1 (@Beats1) August 10, 2018
8AM LA / 11AM NYC / 4PM LDN.#QueenRadio
Minaj has already released three singles from the album including ‘Chun-Li’ and ‘Bed’, the latter you’ll know for that extremely extra music video co-starring none other than Grande.
You can relive the visual in all its glory, below:
Overnight, it was announced Minaj will return to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards for a special remote performance from an iconic New York location.
Other artists to perform on the night includes Grande, Travis Scott, Post Malone, and this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard recipient, the unstoppable Jennifer Lopez.