Nicki Minaj Announces New Queen Radio On Beats 1
The release of Nicki Minaj’s fourth studio album, Queen is creeping up on us. In preparation for the new project, Nicki announced on Wednesday (Aug. 8) that she is launching her own Queen Radio show on Beat 1 .
“#QueenRadio begins tomorrow @applemusic! The new dynasty begins on @beats1official tomorrow,” she revealed on Twitter. She also announced that she would be conducting a live Q&A on the show’s first episode. “AND I might have something special for you too,” she teased. “Use the hashtag #QueenRadio between now & then.”
The “Fefe” artist shared additional information about what fans could expect from the radio show on Instagram. She suggested the show would follow the same format as other Beats 1 programs that have been created by Drake, The Weeknd, and Frank Ocean.
In addition to the Q&A, Nicki confirmed that she would be awarding a select few of her die-hard fans with autographed Queen albums as well as other secret perks. “Prizes for the best comments & questions include signed albums, signed merch, tour tkts, AND plane tickets to discuss #QUEEN w|ME & other members of the magical KINGDOM,” she wrote.
As previously reported, Nicki Minaj has pushed back her album’s release date twice. The latest postponement came after she revealed that she had not gotten a Tracy Chapman sample on one of her singles cleared. Nevertherless, Minaj has kept fans on their toes with the pre-released singles, including “Chun-Li,” “Barbie Tingz,” “Rich Sex,’ and “Bed.”
Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio will air on Beats 1 on Thursday (Aug. 9) at 10 p.m. EST.