Nicki Minaj has announced the long awaited follow-up to her 2014 album The Pinkprint. It’s called Queen and it’s out June 15. She shared the news while walking the red carpet at the 2018 Met Gala. Watch below. Her new tracks—“Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li”—will appear on the upcoming LP. She recently released music videos for both. Check them out below.
Beyond prepping her solo release, Nicki has jumped on multiple tracks in recent months, including Young Thug’s “Anybody,” Quavo’s “She for Keeps,” and Migos’ “Motor Sport” with Cardi B.
Back in February, Drizzy Drake copped the Grammy for Best Rap Album for Take Care, and over the weekend he shared the exact moment, his golden gramophone finally arrived in the mail with his fans. Even though he was in the middle of playing pool with his boys, Drake immediately poured his drink right into his award and took a couple of shots before he had his entire crew do the same. It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have none!
He then took a picture of the award with his phone to send to his mother, before having a moment of reflection, which turned into a great source of inspiration.
It just hit me right now. It’s so crazy that it’s here. It’s just work, you know? They’re not always gonna get it. They’re not always gonna appreciate it. It just makes the victories that much sweeter.
It’s so weird. It’s like, you say you’re gonna do something and it actually happens and then it happens again and it happens again and you wonder like, does it run out? Is it the power of being young? Is it desire? Is it hunger? Even this house. I told myself I’d come here one day and see it. I own it. And this [Grammy] right here, I used to talk about it all the time. I would sit and just say — my vision always included a speech, that’s the only thing. That kind of wasn’t accurate, but other than that I always said I’d get one of these, you know, and I got it. When does it stop? Does it stop? Why is it happening?
It’s crazy to think about. It’s surreal.