New Music Alert: Nicki Minaj Announces New Singles “Barbie Tingz” & “Chun Li”
The wait is over! Anticipation has been boiling over as fans wait for new music from Nicki Minaj. Today (April 10) she announced that we will have a first taste of her forthcoming album even sooner than expected. Confirming rumors of an imminent release, the femcee took to Instagram to announce plans to roll out two singles on Thursday (April 12). Titled “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun Li,” it seems safe to assume that they will dominate radio for the next few months.
We don’t know much about the singles yet; however, the vibrant covers seem to hint at more of a pop/rap crossover. Dressed in a period-specific gown on the cover of “Barbie Tingz,” she serves a fierce pose. She trades out the layers for a more salacious look on “Chun Li.” Here, she pairs a fur jacket with a thong and thigh-high boots. With her hair in buns and some serious jewelry, it is a striking image that is sure to start conversations.
Nicki has been teasing her fourth LP for months now, and it is easily one of the most anticipated projects of 2018. In an interview with T magazine last October, she alluded to returning to the edgier sound of her pre-fame mixtapes. “This is definitely the most inspired and free and excited I’ve been since I started releasing albums through a label,” Nicki said.
“When you’re doing your own little thing, you feel like, I can be myself, I can be crazy. When you start working with a record company, you start thinking you need a bigger sound. I wanted to get back to the place where I wasn’t second-guessing things so much. Sometimes simple is O.K.” Check out the single covers below while we wait for them to drop!