Nicki Minaj will release two new singles today, Thursday (12.04.18).
The 35-year-old also showed up to a basketball game in a full latex ensemble on the eve of the debut of her latest musical creations. Needless to say, her fans went wild.
The New York rapper has been relatively quiet on social media lately, but on Monday night (10.04.18) the ‘Anaconda’ hitmaker teased her fans – known as Barbz – to share the artwork for the tracks titled ‘Barbie Tingz’ and ‘Chun-Li’. First, she posted the visual for ‘Barbie Tingz’, which sees her dressed up in a Victorian gown, and wrote: “#BarbieTingz Thursday 10amPst 1pmEst everywhere.”
And the second one saw her channel cosplay video game character Chun-Li from ‘Street Fighter’, rocking a risqué print thong and matching faux fur jacket. She added to Instagram: “#ChunLi Thursday 10amPst 1pmEst everywhere.”
Speaking this year, Nicki teased that her new album – the follow-up to 2014’s ‘The Pinkprint’ – will be a “celebration” as she is happy in life. She said: “I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans.This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy.
“It feels almost like a celebration … ‘The Pinkprint’ was almost like my diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters.I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life.
“I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”
Meanwhile, Nicki previously said she’d like to make a joint album with Beyonce.
The pair previously collaborated on tracks including 2013’s ‘Feeling Myself’ and ‘***Flawless’, but the ‘Superbass’ hitmaker would be “open” to joining forces with the ‘Crazy in Love’ hitmaker to produce a rival record to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ compilation.
Nicki – whose full name is Onika Tanya Maraj – said: “I would be open to doing [that] if the time was right. I haven’t thought too much about that, though. The only person that I’ve seen a lot of people speak on when talking about an album of that caliber, is Beyoncé ’cause we did ‘***Flawless’ [remix] and ‘Feeling Myself’ and we’ve actually performed together.”