Just last week, it was unveiled that Minaj would be delaying her album’s release for a second time, pushing Queen back to Aug. 17, due to complications relating to the clearance of a Tracy Chapman sample. Thursday night (8/9/18), it was released on Nicki’s “Queen Radio” show on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
Statement form Nicki Minaj
“I was gonna play the album right now but someone fucked up,” she said during the broadcast, Spin reports. “It’s a lot of corporate drama in here.” Nicki also said she’d completed the album just three hours before going on air.