Nicki Minaj’s propensity for breaking the internet reached royal levels on Thursday (June 7) when the Young Money raptress debuted the official cover artwork for Queen, the highly-anticipated fourth studio album that’s kept the Barbz Army kingdom on edge all 2018.
Photographed by celebrity lens duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Nicki stunningly embodies an Egyptian goddess crowned in an elegantly beaded and jeweled headdress. A sheer blue skirt falls gracefully from the backside of her waist and more jewels and bead ornaments delicately cover her lady parts. “Queen” is fitting for the depiction, as Nicki gazes honorably in front of a warm sunset and perched atop a fallen tree trunk.
And with the single wave of her scepter (and a “Post” button on social media), the Queens-bred femcee icon sent fans crashing to their knees.
See the official Queen album cover that’s got them screaming Hail Nicki below.
Nicki I can’t I don’t think I’m ready for this 😩💛🧡 pic.twitter.com/JVhLVkt5mx— Cindy✨ (@prinxcess_ada) June 7, 2018
KDKEODOWNNDKQKSJ pic.twitter.com/cT14K1qp5f— kevvo (@bIoodysinner) June 7, 2018
Wow....just wow....I'm literally drooling right now...I don't know whether it's because of Nicki or the album but it's happening and I can't stop...I think should call someone....this isn't normal...— ThatOneGuy (@idontknow368) June 8, 2018
I’M SHAKING. pic.twitter.com/oP88rPgZPt— Lady Gaga Updates (@gagasyuyi) June 7, 2018
lord split me open pic.twitter.com/EWj6w7QY37— Jᴀʏ ⚡️ (@LipsTaco) June 7, 2018
C'MON NEFERTITTIES pic.twitter.com/ytylT57rWt— Niurka Marcos Stan (@synewaive) June 7, 2018
Stunning! OMG! pic.twitter.com/MNtkArLhp4— Jerome (@JayNunn9) June 7, 2018
I'm dead ma'am 😢😢😢 NOW THIS IS A QUEEN ! SHE'S OUR QUEEN Y'ALL AUGUST 10TH GET UR COINS 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 THANK YOU SIS FOR ALWAYS GIVING BIRTH TO ME OVER AND OVER AGAIN 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 #QUEEN pic.twitter.com/fQ3zxN6wL3— Eugénie 🔥😘 (@bbfrizee) June 7, 2018
(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)