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Nicki Minaj Push Back Her Album To August Over Production Delays

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Nicki Minaj has announced on Thursday that she has delayed her album release to August 10.

Nicki Minaj announced her new album Queen at the Met Gala earlier this month telling her fans during an interview on the red carpet that she is releasing it on June 15th. Seems there are some production delays associated with the project that caused her and her label Young Money/Cash Money to push back the release to August. The delay is not sitting well with her fans but she promises that it’s for the best.

Nicki Minaj told her fans on Instagram Live today that her label made the decision to push back the album almost two months and she approves of the decision because it gives her more time to make it perfect. Nicki has already released two songs from the LP, “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li.”

She performed the single “Chun-Li” on SNL last weekend but received some criticism for culturally appropriating Asian culture. Nevertheless, the song has been Nicki Minaj’s highest charting single over the last two years peaking in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Her moving of the album release date from June 15th to August 10th doesn’t mean that she won’t give her fans something in June. Nicki announced that she will be dishing out some surprises between June 11th and 15th. One of the surprises is likely to be the album cover and maybe tracklist.