Nicki Minaj is introducing a new alter ego on her next album.
Fresh off the release of her new song “Yikes,” the rap queen held a Twitter Q&A with fans on Saturday morning. During the discussion, she revealed that the album will feature her newest alter ego, Queen Sleeze.
When a fan asked whether the album will introduce a new alter ego, Nicki responded “Queen Sleeze” with the devil emoji.
Mrs. Petty offered more details on Queen Sleeze’s personality. “She’s more calm but way deadlier,” said Nicki. “My husband always says he’s more afraid when I talk quiet then when I yell. Lmao. He said that’s how he knows when I’m dead tf serious.”
Minaj is known for her colorful alter egos, many of whom have appeared on her albums including Harajuku Barbie, Roman Zolanski, and Nicki Lewinsky.
Elsewhere, she revealed that she has a title for her fifth album, but won’t reveal it yet. She only offered a hint with the sneezing emoji.
Earlier in the week, she spoke about the follow-up to 2018’s Queen during a conversation with her manager Irving Azoff at Pollstar Live! She said she’s in a good place “mentally and spiritually,” which will be reflected in the music. “I feel like albums should be a surprise sonically with what they can expect, but they can expect to feel like, ‘OK, Nicki’s in a good place,’” she said.
“Yikes” dropped Friday and is already No. 1 on the iTunes Store, but it’s not the album’s first single. “It’s not my single because the single will be launched with a visual. This is the set-up song,” explained Nicki.