There a few things we know about Nicki Minaj’s August-slated Queen fourth studio album so far, such as its Queen title, its royally voluptuous cover art, and two radio-ready singles that have sustained their upward spiral on the music charts in just two months.
Now, Nicki’s blessing the Barbs Army with a sneak peek of the feature roster, including some of her favorite and frequented collaborators like Ariana Grande on “Bed” and Lil Wayne for “Rich Sex.” But after a simple three-letter-word left under Nicki’s Instagram photo from Brooklyn-bred femcee OG Foxy Brown, we can’t help but wonder if Ms. Minaj has some more surprises up her sleeve she hasn’t pulled out yet. And the fans are itching for answers, too.
Nicki’s Instagram post of the sultry Queen album cover drew eyes and likes from all over Hollywood, racking up 2 million likes (and counting) and thumbs-ups from Young M.A., Lala Anthony, Blac Chyna, Sanaa Lathan, Birdman, and Fox Boogie Brown herself.
“8.10 Duppy Dem,” Foxy wrote before a fan commented that she’d be expecting to see a feature between the two ladies on the forthcoming project. Another fan responded, “tea,” to which Brooklyn’s Don Diva mysteriously responded “Tea?” But, not in such a way that she wasn’t sure what the word meant, she later clarified, but perhaps, a hint that the fan could potentially be onto something.
Nicki didn’t respond to the conversation, nor confirm any features aside from the above-mentioned singles expected for placement on Queen. In the meantime, Barbs, we’d say to keep a close eye on that Barbie-customized studio of Nicki’s and an even closer eye on what the Brooklyn Don Diva will be up to in the next two months.
See her response to possible feature “tea” in the post below.
(Photos from left: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images, Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)