Editors’ Notes “You were a queen before him. You’ll be a queen after him,” Nicki Minaj tweeted a few months ahead of her fourth studio album, QUEEN. Throughout her meteoric rise and even more impressive reign as one of the most formidable voices in hip-hop, female empowerment remains a constant in Nicki’s messaging. It was a motivating factor in the making of this album, which includes “Barbie Dreams,” a toothy and hilarious flip of The Notorious B.I.G. classic “Just Playing (Dreams),” wherein Nicki upends the concept of predatory masculinity, lining up a gang of her rap contemporaries as potential conquests. Elsewhere, Nicki raises a lighter to her Caribbean roots with “Ganja Burns,” which could work just as well as a dancehall riddim; goes bar for fiery bar—again—with Eminem on “Majesty”; and provides a simple solution for the Barbz dealing with unappreciative partners on “Nip Tuck.” “I think my role is putting out music that makes women feel like they can go from a poor neighborhood to doing records with the greats and being hailed as someone that shifted the culture,” Nicki told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “There are songs on the album that I feel women really need right now.”

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Ganja Burn
1
4:54
 
Majesty (feat. Eminem)
2
4:55
 
Barbie Dreams
3
4:39
 
Rich Sex (feat. Lil Wayne)
4
3:12
 
Hard White
5
3:13
 
Bed (feat. Ariana Grande)
6
3:09
 
Thought I Knew You (feat. The Weeknd)
7
3:18
 
Run & Hide
8
2:34
 
Chun Swae (feat. Swae Lee)
9
6:10
 
Chun-Li
10
3:11
 
LLC
11
3:41
 
Good Form
12
3:19
 
Nip Tuck
13
3:27
 
2 Lit 2 Late Interlude
14
0:55
 
Come See About Me
15
4:06
 
Sir (feat. Future)
16
3:44
 
Miami
17
3:10
 
Coco Chanel (feat. Foxy Brown)
18
3:44
 
Inspirations Outro
19
0:58
 

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