Just last week, it was unveiled that Minaj would be delaying her album’s release for a second time, pushing Queen back to Aug. 17, due to complications relating to the clearance of a Tracy Chapman sample. Its release date has been moved a third time, to noon today (Aug. 10).
The new release window piggy-backs on her new “Queen Radio” show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, which went live late Thursday.Nicki Minajs Queen is literally a moving target.
“I was gonna play the album right now but someone fucked up,” she said during the broadcast, Spin reports. “It’s a lot of corporate drama in here.” Nicki also said she’d completed the album just three hours before going on air.
On Friday, just 1 hour before its release, Minaj will return to Beats 1 to play Queen in full and walk through each track, sharing stories behind each number, which also include the previously-released “Chun-Li,” “Bed” and “Rich S**.
.@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:
8AM LA / 11AM NYC / 4PM LDN.#QueenRadio
— Beats 1 (@Beats1) August 10, 2018