Nicki Minaj has had a wild couple of weeks. First, she was the subject of an epic diss track following her beef with fellow rapper Remy Ma, then she made headlines in Paris while wearing a Lil’ Kim-esque one boob look, and then she released three new songs with Drake and Lil’ Wayne.
Now, Minaj has produced a playlist, called “Queens Got Da Crown,” on Jay Z’s streaming service, Tidal, and it’s going to make your workout way more fun this week.
On Saturday, Minaj took to Instagram to announce her ~new role~ as DJ.
Epic! We love that she included a mix of old and new music.
Tidal subscribers will have access to the playlist immediately, but if you’re not among that group — and still want to get a musical education courtesy of Professor Minaj — check out videos for some of the tracks on her playlist below!
1. “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” by Nas ft. Ms. Lauryn Hill
Minaj is a huge fan of Ms. Hill (which is, obviously, super understandable) so it’s only right that she put the legend on her playlist.
2. “Banned from TV” by N.O.R.E.
There’s truly nothing like ’90s rap, and Minaj obviously agrees.
3. “Around the Way Girl” by LL Cool J
Minaj would have been remiss to leave this classic track off her playlist.
4. “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa
Salt-N-Pepa are the ultimate queens who got da crown, so this song is a perfect addition to the list.
Interestingly, Nicki isn’t the only artist with a curated playlist on Tidal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tidal also boasts playlists by Beyoncé, deadmau5, Jack White, and Jay Z. So Minaj is in very good company.
We bow down to you, queen!