Nicki Minaj Delays Release of 'Anaconda,' Swaps Cover Art

"I promise you will understand why before the week is out," she wrote on Instagram.

Posted: 07/29/2014 07:43 AM EDT
Filed Under Music News, nicki minaj


Who thought Nicki Minaj would never turn around her risqué behavior?

After causing quite a stir online with the artwork for her single, "Anaconda," Nicki Teresa posted a more prim shot from her pink workout bikini photo shoot and pushed back the drop date for the song.

"My darlingz, I've pushed the release of Anaconda to next week, Monday 8/4," she wrote via Instagram. "I promise you will understand why before the week is out."

The cover art, a picture of her squatting with her back to the camera, coyly looking over her shoulder, immediately received questions, backlash and a T-shirt after she revealed it last week.

Since then, she's re-posted many of the memes that have been circulating along with a selection of more women similarly posed in thongs. "Acceptable," she captioned those photos. Her own, she captioned with "Unacceptable" and a winking emoticon.

"Anaconda" was supposed to release July 28. The day before, however, she sent out the delay announcement.

Meanwhile, she did give fans something stellar to listen to. Her new song with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, "Bang Bang," hit iTunes today.

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(Photo: Cash Money Records/Nicki Minaj via Instagram)

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