While Nicki Minaj‘s self-proclaimed “best album” Queen continues to sink in, those seeking more can rest easy. In case you missed it, Nicki originally premiered the album her Beats 1 radio show “Queen Radio,” where she proceeded to drop a director’s commentary of sorts. Though insight varied in depth on a per-track basis, Minaj provides enough fodder for the purists who enjoy dropping knowledge at cocktail parties. For those unwilling to make the real-time plunge, peep some of the accumulated highlights below:
“This is the best day. I’m having the time of my life. I’m loving this sh*t,” she admits, claiming the album opener tends to give her the chills. “Jealousy is a disease, die f*cking slow.” She also promises a music video soon come.
“Majesty” ft. Eminem & Labrinth
Nicki has nothing but kind words to share about Eminem’s contributions to her music. Citing his “Majesty” verse as “what’s going to be one of the best verses in history,” she proceeds to praise his work ethic. “It’s refreshing to work with rappers who rap. I love a man who is humble enough — even when he’s that dude — to let a woman shine.” Peep the Em & Labrinth (who co-wrote, sang and produced the track) assisted single now.
She made it clear to announce that no egos were harmed in the making of this one. “You guys know ‘Barbie Dreams’ is not a diss, right? It’s just some funny shit. I love them. I said things about people who I know can take a joke and won’t be emotional about it.”
She confirms that the banger is among her favorite drops, and Jay-Z played a pivotal role in shaping it. “When Jay-Z came to the studio and I played this song, he heard the entire song and said I went hard on the third verse. I’m such a perfectionist. — because he said third and not whole record — I rewrote the whole f*cking song!”
“Come And See Me”
“That song gets me so f*cking emotional. I want to tell you what it’s about… the same person I wrote ‘Ganja Burn’ about,” says Nicki. “You hope that they’re thinking about you and hope you’re okay in this crazy world. It’s one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s so honest. This album is my baby, I can’t take it.” Who is it about though??
She ultimately says little in the way of new developments, but does confirm the album will soon be updated with an additional Future feature.