The game is gone Nicki Minaj. On Friday May 14, the Young Money rapper returns with new music.
Nicki finally released his 2008 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, to streaming services but with a few additions. This version contains some new songs including a track with Drake and Lil Wayne called “Seeing Green”, a song called “Fractions” and “Crocodile Tears (Remix)” with Skillibeng.
After a four-month hiatus from social media, Nicki first announced that new music was in the works on Monday May 10, via Instagram. She posted a seemingly nude photo of herself covered in pillows that was simply captioned “Friday”. She continuously promoted the new music on social media in the days leading up to its release, including an Instagram Live session within an hour of the mixtape’s release.
It’s a welcome sign from Nicki fans who got engaged for the music of Harajuku Barbie, especially after growls that she would retire in 2019. The past year and a half has been a life-changing time for Nicki outside of music. Last September, she gave birth to her first child, a boy, with her husband, Kenneth Petty.
In January, her brother, Jelani Maraj, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for life after being convicted of predatory sexual assault. In February, his father, Robert Maraj, was killed in getaway crash in New York.
During this time, Nicki only appeared on the runways sparingly, most notably making appearances on 6ix9ine. “Trollz”, Mike Will did-it is “What is this speed !?” with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and the release of the single “Yikes.”
Now the queen is back.
Listen to the updated version of Nicki Minaj Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape below.
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