You’ll have to wait a bit longer for Nicki Minaj’s new album

She's pushed back the release date of 'Queen'

Nicki Minaj has pushed back the release of her upcoming album, ‘Queen’.

The rapper previously announced the title and original June 15 release date of the new record at this year’s Met Gala.

However, she has now taken to social media to confirm fans will have to wait a little while longer to hear the full record. On an Instagram Live video, Minaj reportedly told followers: “I love my label, but I’m happy that I’ve always been blessed to have the freedom and the creativity to do what I want when I want how I want it. Trust me, it’s the better choice.”

She confirmed the new release date on Twitter, tweeting: “8|10|18 #Queen”. She also posted a follow-up tweet that featured a video of Princess Diana. “8|10|18 #Queen THE ALBUM,” she wrote. “It’s the strength that causes the confusion & fear. Why is she strong? #WhyDoThePublicStillSupportHer God bless this woman’s legacy & every woman who’s ever felt like this.” She also added the hashtag #QueenDiana. 

Minaj recently shared videos for her two latest tracks, ‘Chun Li’ and ‘Barbie Tingz’. She hasn’t released an album since 2014’s ‘The Pinkprint’. However, last year she put out a number of tracks, including collaborations with Drake and Lil Wayne (‘No Frauds’), and Migos and Cardi B (‘MotorSport’).

The star recently addressed rumours that she was taking aim at Cardi B on a leaked snippet of a new song, in which she rapped: “I ain’t never had to strip to get the pole position.” Speaking to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, she said: “I wrote that song in Paris a year and a half ago. It was meant to be for Drake’s new album, so that’s how old that is.”