LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Nicki Minaj showed up nearly a half-hour late to debut her new album, Queen, on Apple’s Beat 1 radio show, said she was “exhausted and delusional” because of lack of sleep, and proceeded to have a two-hour interview that has been dubbed “baffling one moment and uproarious the next,” “absurdly outrageous“ and “blunt, oftentimes ridiculous.”
Queen is the first full body of work by Minaj since 2014’s The Pinkprint. She joined Beat 1 for a track-by-track breakdown of her new music. One of the highlights was her explanation of dis track (make that not a dis track) “Barbie Dreams,” where she throws shade at Drake, Meek Mills, Young Thug and DJ Khaled.
As for Drake: “Drake worth a hundred milli, always buying me sh–/ But I don’t know if the pussy wet or if he’s crying and sh–.” As for ex Meek Mills: “Meek still be in my DMs, I be having to duck him/ ‘I used to pray for times like this,’ face ass when I f— him.” Dj Khaled: “Had to cancel DJ Khaled, boy, we ain’t speaking/ Ain’t no fat n—a telling me what he ain’t eating.” Young Thug: “Used to f— with Young Thug, I ain’t addressing this sh–/ I caught him in my dressing rooms stealing dresses and sh–.”
“You guys know ‘Barbie Dreams’ is not a diss, right?,” she said. “It’s just some funny sh–. I love them. I said things about people who I know can take a joke and won’t be emotional about it.
“Reading the reactions to ‘Barbie Dreams’ is f—ing hilarious,” she continued once the song dropped. “Everyone is saying how disrespectful ‘Barbie Dreams’ is, and that’s why I f—ing love it.”
Minaj told her listening audience they were listening to a historical moment because “This is the first show that Apple has let someone come up here and curse … because I told them my anxiety would skyrocket too much if I couldn’t f—ing curse.”
Other commentary included that for the song “Come See About Me”: “That song gets me so emotional. I wanna tell you guys who that song is about so bad. The same person I wrote Ganja Burn about. You know when you’re over somebody and you kinda hate their guts but you do hope that they’re thinking about you in this crazy world. It’s one of my favorite songs of all times. It’s just crazy and honest.”
She went on to talk about how she misunderstood Jay-Z’s criticism of a “third verse,” thinking he meant the third line of a song and offered men advice on oral sex.