Nicki Minaj checked backed in with fans yesterday (October 12, 2018) with episode No. 9 of “Queen Radio,” her Beats 1 combo radio/talk show and podcast. On the latest episode, Minaj interviewed Taxstone (who called in from prison), U.K. girl group Little Mix, Kehlani, Swae Lee and Asian Doll. The episode also included music by DJ Boof and input from music industry vets Jean Nelson, Larry Jackson and Karen Civil.
Minaj checked in with Kehlani, who had announced hours before that she was four months pregnant with a baby girl. Kehlani she and her boyfriend (who she described as bisexual), Javie Young White, had planned the baby to come during a period in which she’s not touring. Minaj also opened up the idea of the two working together on music and said she would be in touch.
Swae Lee also called in and explained to Minaj why he recently advocated for rappers to no longer buy from Gucci. Lee explained he’s been wearing Gucci for years and the label doesn’t return the favor with either free product or discounts.
The Queens rapper also used a segment of the show to answer questions posed to her by The Shade Room senior editor Kyle Anfernee, who kicked things off by asking her if Lewis Hamilton is “new guy” aka her new boyfriend. Minaj said they’re “chilling,” but said she’d made the decision not to comment publicly on her relationships.
The call finished out with Asian Doll, who confirmed her debut album is dropping on October 17th. Asian also spent quite a bit of her air time dissing Detroit rapper Cash Doll with whom she’s currently beefing.
Check out the various segments below.
Nicki merch give away
Q&A with Kyle Anfernee