Oh no. Nicki won’t release her new album ‘Queen’ on June 15, instead it will be out on August 10, as she tweeted earlier today.
— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) May 24, 2018
People are suggesting that her label pushed for the original release date, but Nicki says: “I love my label, but I’m happy that I’ve always been blessed to have the freedom and the creativity to do what I want when I want how I want it. Trust me, it’s the better choice.” (Quote via pitchfork.com)
I found the following article on billboard.com:
Nicki Minaj is teasing a big announcement which just might be a track featuring YG, 2 Chainz and Big Sean. But she can’t seem to make up her mind when it’ll all go down.
With her new album Queen due out next month, the hip-hop star hinted at a star-studded collaboration, and sent her fanbase into a mini-meltdown with the promise of an announcement at 3pm ET Thursday.
And then, abruptly, she put a stop to all that. In response to a seemingly innocuous tweet, Minaj wrote: “Ok well why don’t I just scrap it altogether? No announcement. And another hiatus.” And right on cue, a stream of panicky memes flooded the social network.
And with a final message before bedtime, the announcement is on again. “Tomorrow I’ll feel a lot better & I’ll have more energy to interact with you when I DO go live,” she tweeted.
Over on her Instagram page, Minaj shared a snippet of audio, presumably a chunk of the new track, with a phone-filmed clip of a guy throwing wads of cash in the air like he just don’t care. Minaj tagged YG, 2 Chainz and Big Sean with an emoji-loaded phrase which alludes to the song title. It’s all about the money.
Confused? You’re not alone.
Minaj has had an eventful week. She canceled her appearance on The Ellen Show on Tuesday (May 22) citing “doctor’s orders,” while suggesting she was planning on making an announcement on the show. Her upcoming fourth album, Queen, is scheduled for release June 15.
Nicki cancelled her Appearance on the ‘Ellen Show’ due to “doctor’s orders”, as she tweeted earlier today.
I couldn’t fly out to shoot Ellen. [Doctor’s Orders]. I’m sad about that. There’s an announcement I was going to make on Ellen. I’ll make it tomorrow via social media instead. Love you. 🦄 pic.twitter.com/gR2060mCsS
— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) May 23, 2018
Nicki went to ‘The Highline Ballroom’ after her performance on SNL Saturday night. According to pagesix.com Nicki got mobbed by Fans after the performance. They wrote:
(…) But when a throng of fans greeted her outside the venue, Minaj climbed on top of her chauffeured car while the crowd chanted her lyrics.
A team of bodyguards and cops tried to keep the hordes at bay.
“She arrived a bit late, around 3:40 a.m., and left at 4,” said a spy inside the Hennessy-soaked bash.
After performing “Chun-Li” and “Poke It Out” — the same songs she performed on the show earlier — “she also told her fans this will be her ‘best tour yet’ coming up this year,” the source said. “And when she left, a mob of fans rushed out to chant and sing her songs as she tried to get in the car.”
Nicki attended the ELLE X Stuart Weitzman Celebration Of Giovanni Morelli’s Debut Collection For Stuart Weitzman on Wednesday. I won’t have Internet till Tuesday afternoon, so I’ll update the page Tuesday evening.
Article from thefader.com:
Is Nicki about to hit the silver screen? The “Chun-Li” rapper hit Instagram to promote her appearance on Saturday Night Live with host Tina Fey and broke some interesting news. “SHE & I are shooting our movie after Saturday’s show airs. Yikesssssssssssss. Get ya whole fkn LIFE HOES!!!!” Minaj wrote. “In fact, that’s the name of the movie. #GetYaWholeFknLifeHoes 🤫🙃 sike. It’s called #GetYaLifeUgly.”
Take this all with a grain of salt as Minaj is about to enter the whirlwind promotional cycle for her new album Queen, and she’s notorious for joking around when it comes to certain “announcements”— who could forget when she said her fourth album would be called Pick My Fruit Out. Regardless, we’ll keep you posted when the Get Ya Life Ugly trailer drops.
The Rapper Future performed at Rolling Loud Festival on Sunday night and ended his performance with a special guest: Nicki Minaj! Nicki performed “Chun-Li” and “MotorSport”.