Nicki Minaj has announced on Thursday that she has delayed her
album release to August 10.
Nicki Minaj announced her new album Queen at the Met Gala earlier
this month telling her fans during an interview on the red carpet
that she is releasing it on June 15th. Seems there are some
production delays associated with the project that caused her and
her label Young Money/Cash Money to push back the release to
August. The delay is not sitting well with her fans but she promises
that it’s for the best.
Nicki Minaj told her fans on Instagram Live today that her label
made the decision to push back the album almost two months and she
approves of the decision because it gives her more time to make it
perfect. Nicki has already released two songs from the LP, “Barbie
Tingz” and “Chun-Li.”
She performed the single “Chun-Li” on SNL last weekend but
received some criticism for culturally appropriating Asian culture.
Nevertheless, the song has been Nicki Minaj’s highest charting single
over the last two years peaking in the top ten on the Billboard Hot
100 chart.
Her moving of the album release date from June 15th to August 10th
doesn’t mean that she won’t give her fans something in June. Nicki
announced that she will be dishing out some surprises between June
11th and 15th. One of the surprises is likely to be the album cover
and maybe tracklist.