After a nearly year-long musical absence, Nicki Minaj is back with two new songs, “Barbie Tings” and “Chun-Li.” The new tracks follow Minaj’s recent interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, where she said both songs will be available everywhere at 1 p.m. EST on April 12.
“My goal right now is just releasing this fourth album and watching my fans react to it, because I know it’s going to be my best body of work,” Nicki said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid last summer.
“And I always love to be in that—in real time—see my fans reacting to something, and so that’s what I’m looking forward to now,” she continued. “You know, obviously I’m not telling them when its coming out, but I just know that… it’s going to be amazing because I want to thank the people who’ve rocked with me all these years, because my fans are a different level of die-hard. So like, I always feel like I gotta make them proud. I gotta go hard. I gotta impress them, because they always waiting for me. You know, that’s a blessing in itself. So that’s next on my bucket list. To deliver my fourth album and make sure that it’s a classic hip-hop album that people will never forget.”
Stream both of Nicki’s new tracks below.