5 Things We Learned From Episode 5 of Nicki Minaj's Queen Radio Show
Nicki Minaj returned with episode 5 of her Queen Radio show on Thursday (Aug. 23). The MC led her Barbz through a jampacked episode, which featured an in-studio appearance from Hot 97's Ebro Darden and flowers sent courtesy of Virgil Abloh.
On the episode, Nicki put an end to her "feud" with Kylie Jenner, handed out her much-hyped "C---sucker of the Day" award to Travis Scott manager Irving Azoff, enjoyed a plethora of sultry sex talk and hopped on the phone with a fan.
Check out five things we learned from an amusing episode 5 of Queen Radio below:
Deading Her "Feud" With Kylie Jenner
On Sunday, Nicki took aim at Kylie Jenner for posting a Travis Scott tour pass on her Instagram, which Nicki believes played an integral role in boosting sales to keep Astroworld at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Minaj clarified that she still loves Kylie and also maintains a close friendship with her sister Kim Kardashian, who appeared on the debut episode of Queen Radio.
"I fucking love Kylie and that’s not going to change. She has been put in a little awkward situation, but this isn’t real life -- this is entertainment," she explained. "I love Kylie and so do my fans. Kim was on my first Queen Radio show. I fucking love her, so we’re not going to do that. It’s obvious she’s got to ride with her man -- why the fuck wouldn’t she?"
Minaj maintains this is solely about music and nothing personal between her, Travis and Kylie. "We’re not going to make this something this is not. She's a dope girl and we’re not going to start any catfights. This is strictly about music," Nicki said. "She has nothing to do with this. She supported her man, as she should. My fans and I aren’t feeding into this. We love Kylie."
Naming Her 'C---sucker of the Day'
After running through a number of nominees throughout the week, Nicki settled on Travis Scott's manager -- and music industry legend -- Irving Azoff. The Queen rapper accused Azoff of attempting to sabotage her NICKIHNDRXX Tour. "There are so many powerful people in this industry who have tried to stop me from speaking up. One thing I won't do is let people bully me into a corner," Nicki maintains. "This Irving man allegedly launched a smear campaign against my tour. He allegedly contacted people in the media to say negative things about my tour."
Calling Out Pitchfork as 'Dick Rider of the Year'
Later in the peculiar episode, Nicki went in on Pitchfork for a short time and even handed them her "Dick Rider of the Year" honor. The music website actually gave the 35-year-old a generally positive review of Queen, with a rating of 7.6 out of 10 to go along with it. "[Pitchfork,] you get the Dick Rider of the Year award. Fucking dummies. Trying to spread negative things about me and it reverses. Now my show is the number one show in Apple history. Write about that," she demanded.
Announces the Sale of Priority Tour Pass
With the NICKIHNDRXX Tour being postponed to May 2019, Minaj wanted to give her loyal Barbz something to tide them over. Nicki detailed her new priority tour pass, which offers fans backstage access into the "Queen Quarters" on tour next year. The pass is on sale for $10 at her official online shop. "Trust me, you'll want this pass. Don't get jealous once you see other people with this pass. My VIP room with the Queens Quarters -- I did this for the U.S. tour because it's starting in May and I love your consistency and loyalty," Nicki said. "You will be eligible to have backstage access for the Queen Tour."
The "Barbie Dreams" Video Will be Shot by Hype Williams
After teaming up for the oceanfront "Bed" video, Nicki Minaj says she will reconnect with legendary music video director Hype Williams for the "Barbie Dreams" visual. Minaj previously worked with Hype on six other music videos, including 2012's medieval "Va Va Voom."
Williams also helmed the photo shoot that ended up being featured as the cover to Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. "The 'Barbie Dreams' music video is amazing. It’s going to be one of those iconic videos, for sure," the Queens native claimed. "It’s shot by Hype Williams."