All hail the Queen!
After nearly four years since the release of 2014’s The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj reclaims her throne on her long-awaited fourth studio album Queen, which arrives as promised today (August 10) after some speculation about another setback. In addition to the singles “Chun-Li,” “Rich Sex” with Lil Wayne and the 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. 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.”
While most of Queen is indeed quite the solid serving, there’s one song in particular song that has everyone talking. Inspired by The Notorious B.I.G.‘s Ready to Die classic “Just Playing (Dreams),” the track “Barbie Dreams” finds Nicki cheekily rapping about sex with her rap peers including Drake, 50 Cent, and her ex Meek Mill.
The wait is over. Stream Queen below and judge for yourself!