The Queen is ready to take her throne.
Nicki Minaj has revealed the regal cover art for her fourth album Queen. The striking image, shot by Mert and Marcus, finds the rapper perched on a tree while channeling an Egyptian queen in a beaded headdress and only pasties covering her breasts.
Originally due June 15, the follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint will now arrive Aug. 10 featuring the singles “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz.” “My greatest work to date,” Nicki told fans. “Thank you for your patience & love.”
Ahead of the release, she will perform at the BET Awards on June 24 and headline Made in America in September before launching a tour of her own this fall.
A pre-order for Queen will hit retailers next week.
#Queen 8|10|18 🙏🏽👑~ 📸 by the legendary #MertAndMarcus. My greatest work to date. Thank you for your patience & love. Pre-Order next week 🎀🦄