Nicki Minaj announces 'Queen Radio' show on Beats 1

Minaj now joins the ranks of Drake, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd, who all host their own radio shows on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio.

Nicki Minaj announces 'Queen Radio' show on Beats 1

After being postponed twice, the release date of Nicki Minaj's fourth studio album 'Queen' is just around the corner, tentatively set for an August 17 release via Young Money/Cash Money/Republic (assuming there are no more delays). In anticipation of the album release, Minaj announced on Wednesday that she is launching her own 'Queen Radio' show on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio. The show premieres tomorrow, August 9, at 10 pm Eastern Time.

Nicki took to Twitter to make the announcement, also adding 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 'Chun Li' singer shared additional information about what fans could expect from the radio show via her Instagram account. She suggested the show would follow the same format as other Beats 1 programs that have been created by the likes of 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 mentioned above, 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. Nevertheless, Minaj has kept fans on their toes with four pre-released singles: 'Chun-Li,' 'Barbie Tingz,' 'Rich Sex,’ and the Ariana Grande featuring 'Bed', all of which are expected to feature on the highly anticipated album.

Nicki Minaj will also be hitting the road in September in support of the new album alongside Future and controversial Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine.