Beam me up, Scotty! Nicki Minaj re-releases her mixtape and teases a new music drop

Beverly Hills, California - The Queen is back and she's better than ever! Nicki Minaj has returned to rap much to the delight of her fans. The musician re-released her popular 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, and reunited with some members of Young Money.

Nicki Minaj surprised by fans on Friday with new music after teasing it earlier this week.
Nicki Minaj surprised by fans on Friday with new music after teasing it earlier this week.  © screenshot/instagram/nickiminaj

Earlier this week, the hip-hop star broke the internet when she teased that new music was on the way.

Minaj sported a pink ensemble with a pink background which initially led fans to believe the rapper would drop a follow-up album for her debut project, Pink Friday.

On Friday, the artist went live on her Instagram and sure enough, she exceeded everyone's expectations!

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The singer announced the re-release of her infamous 2009 mixtape on all music streaming services. The album is considered to have played a huge part in Minaj's success.

In addition to fan-favorites, the remix also reunited the rapper with former Young Money members Drake and Lil Wayne on the song Seeing Green.

Drake stopped by Minaj's live celebration and revealed that he sent the song to his former groupmate because "it didn't feel right" that she wasn't on it.

The Starships rapper further revealed that she has another album in the works.

Sales for the hot pink crocs that the artist sported in her announcement photo skyrocketed, even causing the retailer's site to crash earlier this week.

Minaj's newest project announcements come after her months-long hiatus from social media and music.

The rapper's last album Queen was released in 2018, however the entertainer has made several guest appearances on individual tracks throughout the years.

Now that Nicki Minaj is back, will the other female hip-hop contenders challenge her for Queen status?

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