Nicki Minaj has made headlines each time she's sat down for an interview since dropping her new album, Queen.
Sitting down for a tell-all interview with Funk Flex to hash out their differences and giving Stephen Colbert his own "Barbie Dreams" line on The Late Show, she's proven to be as entertaining and unpredictable as ever.
Tuesday night, she joined Elliott Wilson for the latest edition of TIDAL's CRWN interview series and the whole thing was livestreamed to subscribers. TIDAL users can watch it here.
Before the interview started, many wondered if Wilson would bring up her hours-old beefs with Safaree and Tyga. After putting Safaree on blast during an interview with Hot 97, Twitter was buzzing when Nicki dragged her ex's "gyatDamn hairline" into the conversation Tuesday afternoon before exposing Tyga as well.
As a crowd full of enthusiastic Nicki fans watched the interview, Minaj was asked about wrestling with the idea of pushing the release date of Queen back before the album dropped. "I know my fans well enough that they will kick and scream, but they want the best," she said. "They want perfection. Having the album out, if feels like I just gave birth to a fuckin' baby." She added, "I feel like I'm in a permanently good fuckin' mood [...] I'm in a great mental space now."
Addressing post-release changes to the album, Minaj confirmed that her 6ix9ine collaboration "FEFE" will be added to Queen. "We added 'FEFE,'" she said. "Shout out to my baby Tekashi. I love him. Because of streaming, we can update the albums." She also explained that the first verse on "Chun Swae" was "done in like 15 minutes" and she wants to go back and change both verses on that song as well.
Briefly touching on her past relationship issues, Minaj told Wilson, "I remember in the beginning, I never spoke about my personal life at all. N****s thought that was my gay best friend [...] After dating in public, I never want to do that again. It was so annoying." Later, she was reluctant to reveal who the real-life subject of "Come See About Me" is, but she did say, "I was thinking about the same person when I wrote the hook on 'Ganja Burn.'"
Minaj also discussed her place in rap compared to Cardi B and other female artists and said, "I can't not have the top position." She did admit that she has always had competition, but her longevity places her above the rest. "I'm not intimidated," she added. "I didn't like the way it was handled and Quavo was apologetic. I kept it moving [...] I don't hold grudges."
If you're a TIDAL subscriber, watch the interview up top.