All hail the Queen.
After nearly four years, Nicki Minaj reclaims her throne on her long-awaited fourth studio album Queen, which arrives one week ahead of schedule. In addition to the singles “Chun-Li” and Ariana Grande-assisted “Bed,” the 19 tracks boast collaborations with Eminem, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Swae Lee, Future, Foxy Brown, and Labrinth.
“This is my favorite album. It is the best album I’ve ever done,” Nicki said during her Queen Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
“Everybody that I looked up to pushed their pen and made me excited,” said the rap queen, who was especially excited about her collaboration with Eminem. “Eminem on ‘Majesty’ delivered what is going to become one of the best verses in rap history. He gets it. He’s one of the rappers that rappers like me look up to.”
The album opens with “Ganja Burns” (“I had to tap into my spiritual side”) and includes the controversial “Barbie Dreams,” inspired by Biggie’s “Just Playing (Dreams),” on which she raps about sex with famous rappers including 50 Cent, Drake, and her ex Meek Mill.
The wait is over. Stream Queen below.