Nicki Minaj Drops Her Album “Queen”

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The Queen has arrived, early!

Nicki Minaj highly anticipated and long-awaited fourth studio album is finally here. 

Just one night before debuting her new album on Appel’s Beats 1 radio, the rapper was telling fans that she was still putting the finishing touches on the album. But that didn’t stop her from dropping Queen just hours later. 

The album was released a week earlier than expected. With nineteen new tracks, the rapper says it’s her best work yet. “I didn’t lie. This album is really my best, trust me.”

The album features appearances from Lil Wayne, Eminem, The Weeknd, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, Foxy Brown and Ariana Grande. 

The rapper also offered an analysis of her work, especially for “Barbie Dreams” in which she name-drops 50 Cent, Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, DJ Khaled and more, insisting that the track is not intended as a diss to those mentioned. 

“With “Barbie Dreams,” you guys do know that is not a dis, right? You do know that the people I said on “Barbie Dreams”… I said things about people who I know can take a joke and who I know can’t be emotional with it,” she said on Beats 1.

Queen is available on Spotify and Apple Music now.