Nicki Minaj teases her fans with two new songs. "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun Li" will be released on Thursday, April 12.
On her Twitter account, Minaj shared the artwork for her two new tracks. In the cover art for "Barbie Tingz," Minaj poses with four other women, who are all wearing masks that conceal their faces.
#BarbieTingz Thursday 10amPst 1pmEst everywhere. pic.twitter.com/038z0t9FlN— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) April 10, 2018
The second artwork shows Minaj with a pigtail that is similar to Chun Li. She is also wearing a Fendi thong and fur jacket in the picture.
#ChunLi Thursday 10amPst 1pmEst everywhere. pic.twitter.com/3KndGsH7S1 — NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) April 10, 2018
Both "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun Li" will be included in Minaj's forthcoming album. However, details about the project are still being kept under wraps. Minaj released her last album, The Pinkprint, in 2014.
The Pinkprint features the songs "All Things Go," "I Lied [Explicit]," "The Crying Game (feat. Jessie Ware)," "Get On Your Knees [Explicit]," "Feeling Myself (feat. Beyoncé)," "Only (feat. Lil Wayne, Drake, and Chris Brown)," "Want Some More," "Four Door Aventador," "Favorite [Explicit]," "Buy A Heart (feat. Meek Mill)," "Anaconda," "Pills N Potions," "Trini Dem Girls (feat. Lunchmoney Lewis)," "The Night Is Still Young," "Bed Of Lies (feat. Skylar Grey)," and "Grand Piano."
Last year, Minaj released a handful of tracks, but these will not be included in her album. The 35-year-old singer teamed up with Drake and Lil Wayne on "No Frauds." She also sang with Migos and Cardi B on "MotorSport."
Jack White Praise Nicki Minaj
In related news, Jack White praised Minaj recently. The 42-year-old American musician also encouraged fans to pay more attention to Minaj's songs.
"If you listen to Nicki Minaj's 'Only.' I mean, some of those lyrics are like, 'Holy s***!' I, as an adult, listening to that by myself, am shocked at some of the words that I'm hearing. But it's brilliant! It's brilliant to be able to say that, to be able to say whatever you want. I couldn't get away with saying half of those things that Nicki Minaj says in that song," said White.
Is Nicki Minaj Feuding With Cardi B?
The "Bang Bang" singer is also rumored to be feuding with Cardi B. Speculation started when fans learned Minaj did not star in the music video for "MotorSport." In a recent interview, Cardi B explained that Minaj was simply unavailable that time.
"I already say she's an amazing artist, I did videos before jamming to her songs, like what do people expect?" said Cardi B.