Nicki Minaj is putting her mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty on streaming services for the first time, with a new touch.
“This is just to get back to the basics a little make,” she said on Instagram Live before the release. “Back to when I started rapping.”
“Fraction” was one of the new songs, a remixed version of “Crocodile Teeth”, as long as “Seeing Green” with Lil Wayne and Drake, who dropped into the Live from a street where he randomly stopped people to share the news.
“He singly handedly got me out of my writers’ block,” she gushed over the Canadian rapper.
The rapper, 38, first teased a new music release on Monday, sending fans on Twitter a flurry.
Minaj shared two partially nude photos on Monday, with only a bedazzled pair of crocs and a couple of fluffy heart-shaped pillows to cover herself.
“FRIDAY,” she captioned the shots.
F R I D A Y 🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/jsSVSYlUIX
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 10, 2021
Minaj has been busy this past year welcoming a son with her husband Kenneth Petty.
Her last musical release was with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Mike WiLL Made-It on “What That Speed Bout!?” which dropped last November.
With hours ahead of her release, she posted another nearly nude photo only wearing panties and an “Icon” hat.
Both Minaj’s celebrity friends and fans took to social media to react:
I’ve fallen and I can’t get up 😭👑💕
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) May 10, 2021
Ayyyye she back! 🔥🔥@NICKIMINAJ bout time!
— Chris Redd (@Reddsaidit) May 10, 2021
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 10, 2021
Queen Tingz 🔥😍
— Mula (@YoungMoneySite) May 10, 2021
NOBODY TALK TO ME!!!!! pic.twitter.com/7HVpQd25lF
— Nia Habblo 💀 (@Nia_TanyaMinaj8) May 10, 2021
nicki minaj is back!!
literally my mood right now: pic.twitter.com/qFfHUbfHpF
— adonis. (@onlydoja) May 10, 2021
Queen back!!!! pic.twitter.com/Qr1zCHGjec
— Meme Mama (@screenscraps) May 10, 2021
Fans also noticed that Rihanna started following Nicki on Instagram, and not following Cardi B. Fueling speculation even further.