To the delight of fans, Nicki Minaj finally revealed the title of her next album, the follow-up to the widely successful The Pinkprint.
Nicki Minaj Drops Album Title And Release Date
On Monday, May 7, the 35-year-old walked the red carpet of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the annual Met Gala. The rapper revealed to the press that her next album is called Queen.
"Well, it's a big night for me because I just let the world know that my album is coming on June 15, and it's called Queen," Minaj shared.
She added that she embodies the word queen because she dresses like a queen every day.
The news arrived shortly after the rapper had released the music videos for her latest singles "Chun-Li" and "Barbie Tingz." Both tracks have already made it to the Billboard Hot 100 (with "Chin-Li" reaching the Top 10). The tracks are also expected to be included in Queen, Minaj's fourth studio album.
@NICKIMINAJ JUST ANNOUNCED THAT HER ALBUM COMES OUT JUNE 15 AND IT’S CALLED “QUEEN”!!
OMG I’M DYING!! pic.twitter.com/9VNbC8s5eQ — Bruno Rodrigues (@bruno_nmb) May 8, 2018
Nicki Minaj Looks Heavenly At The 2018 Met Gala
Aside from her album announcement, Minaj made headlines on Monday night by heating up the red carpet at the 2018 Met Gala. The theme of the annual fashion and art event was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."
Several A-list celebrities such as Chadwick Boseman of Black Panther, Olivia Munn, George and Amal Clooney, Katy Perry, Madonna, and more made red carpet appearances. Minaj was on a theme as she wore a red and black ombre tulle gown with a long train and beaded head accessory.
Time reports that the amazing, devilish red gown that was created by Oscar de la Renta, was chosen by the "Anaconda" rapper because she wanted to play the more evil side of this year's theme.
"I'm the bad guy and I wanted to make sure the bad guy was here," she stated, referencing her new track "Chun-Li."
Look at that dress train: Nicki Minaj has hit the #MetGala red carpet. https://t.co/l3o1qAoQyJ pic.twitter.com/gksZUVXHif — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 8, 2018
.@NICKIMINAJ stuns in this #MetGala look. #MetHeavenlyBodies #NickiMinaj pic.twitter.com/GHfUO6VpoW — The Met (@metmuseum) May 8, 2018
Nicki Minaj And Cardi B Meets At The 2018 Met Gala
Despite playing the role of the devil in a room full of gods and goddesses, Minaj proves that she is not evil by hanging out with one of her alleged frenemies, Cardi B. For years now, fans have been pitting the two very successful female rappers against each other. Recently, Minaj herself further fueled the fire by admitting that she was hurt by her "Motorsport" collaborator. However, the two proved on Monday night that everything is good between them. E! News spotted the two chart-toppers hanging out at the ball and having fun. Sources revealed that the two had a chat and Minaj even rubbed the "Be Careful" rapper's baby bump!
Nicki Minaj & Cardi B hanging out at the #MetGala. Shoutout to all the haters tho. They out here living. Queen Out June 15th. pic.twitter.com/LESnwXwnQ5 — dabarbienicki (@dabarbienicki) May 8, 2018