For those of you who were enraptured by the lavish designs worn by attendees of this year’s Met Gala, you may have missed the announcement of some big news. Nicki Minaj, who dropped two new singles “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz” last month, finally announced the release date of her new album.
‘Queen’ drops 6/15 pic.twitter.com/XygvSZ4jQV
— Complex (@Complex) May 8, 2018
Nicki looks directly into the camera when she announces Queen, and a release date of June 15th. “It’s a big night for me because I just let the world know that my album is coming June 15 and it’s called Queen, and I can’t wait,” Minaj said in another red carpet interview. “I’m dressed like a queen every day, all day.”
Queen will be the rapper’s long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint. Last week, Nicki Minaj dropped two stunning visuals for “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz”, both of which are slated to appear on Queen.
According to the Beats 1 Radio interview which arrived along with the two singles, Nicki Minaj revealed she officially began recording the album back in January, even though some of the songs date back over 18 months. Minaj said she is also working on a documentary which will focus on the creation of Queen.
“I wanted to make sure I was writing something that was meaningful to me and that would inspire and that would captivate my audience,” Minaj previously said of her album. “But most importantly, I wanted to have fun again.”
As for potential featured artists on Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album Queen, we think Cardi B could make an appearance, considering their past collaboration on Migos‘ “Motorsport”. But considering the beef they had a few months ago, we think it’s more likely that Nicki is going to stay close to home when it comes to guest stars, and bring in fellow Cash Money Records labelmates Drake and Lil Wayne.
Stay tuned, as Nicki Minaj will probably drop at least one more single before Queen arrives June 15th.