The Queen is back with a vengeance.
Less than six months after dropping Queen, Nicki Minaj is readying her fifth studio album. On her remix to Meek Mill and Drake’s “Going Bad,” which premiered during Saturday’s episode of Queen Radio, Barbie announced the project’s completion.
“The label hit me, said they want the fifth thing-thing,” she said on the freestyle’s outro. “I got in the studio, I did the fifth thing-thing. And then they said, ‘You know, it’s time to drop your single.’ I said, ‘Nooooo! You know radio already tried to blackball a bitch.'”
Nicki clearly doesn’t plan on letting up this year. Just last week, she dropped the “Hard White” video and she may release a weekly freestyle leading up to her fifth album. “They wanted the old Onika so I had to get back in my bag,” she added. “I might drop a freestyle every week till the thing-thing come.”
During Episode 11 of Queen Radio, Minaj also announced that she has recorded music with Juice WRLD, who will join her on her European tour later this month. “This tour with Juice WRLD is nothing like the festival shows. It’s a lot richer and different. It’s gonna be an epic tour,” she said, adding, “I’m really excited about Juice WRLD. I actually recorded some music with him.”
In addition to the “Going Bad” freestyle, she dropped her “Barbie Drip” remix to Lil Baby and Gunna’s “Drip Too Hard.” Plus, she confirmed that the video for “Runnin,” her Creed II collaboration with A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, is set to premiere this week.
Soulja Boy was a guest during Saturday’s live broadcast. Nicki revealed that he will join her on her upcoming U.S. tour and they have new music together.
Listen to the full interview here.