Nicki Minaj is teasing a big announcement which just might be a track featuring YG, 2 Chainz and Big Sean. But she can’t seem to make up her mind when it’ll all go down.
With her new album Queen due out next month, the hip-hop star hinted at a star-studded collaboration, and sent her fanbase into a mini-meltdown with the promise of an announcement at 3pm ET Thursday.
And then, abruptly, she put a stop to all that. In response to a seemingly innocuous tweet, Minaj wrote: “Ok well why don’t I just scrap it altogether? No announcement. And another hiatus.” And right on cue, a stream of panicky memes flooded the social network.
I may go live for the announcement so be sure to have your WiFi situated within the next 30mins to an hour. --— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) May 24, 2018
You guys, after careful consideration, I’ve decided to do my announcement tmrw when most of my fans all around the world are wide awake. A lot of them are asleep right now due to it being like 3 or 4 in the morning in their various countries. Let’s do 3pm EST tomorrow. ♥️you --— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) May 24, 2018
Ok well why don’t I just scrap it altogether? No announcement. And another hiatus. XO https://t.co/SS3g7Qf0hG— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) May 24, 2018
And with a final message before bedtime, the announcement is on again. "Tomorrow I’ll feel a lot better & I’ll have more energy to interact with you when I DO go live," she tweeted.
Love you guys so much. Tomorrow I’ll feel a lot better & I’ll have more energy to interact with you when I DO go live. -- hold me down -- https://t.co/NeuxVv1D6H— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) May 24, 2018
Over on her Instagram page, Minaj shared a snippet of audio, presumably a chunk of the new track, with a phone-filmed clip of a guy throwing wads of cash in the air like he just don’t care. Minaj tagged YG, 2 Chainz and Big Sean with an emoji-loaded phrase which alludes to the song title. It’s all about the money.
Confused? You’re not alone.
Minaj has had an eventful week. She canceled her appearance on The Ellen Show on Tuesday (May 22) citing "doctor's orders," while suggesting she was planning on making an announcement on the show. Her upcoming fourth album, Queen, is scheduled for release June 15.