Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande are laughing off rumors of any drama.
This week, Minaj, 35, announced she was pushing back her Queen album release one week to August 17 — the same day that Grande is dropping her own album, Sweetener. The news caused some to speculate if the longtime friends and frequent collaborators might be feuding, but both were quick to shut it down.
“Jesus is this what’s going on today?” Grande — who recently took a brief social media hiatus — wrote. “Imma jus stop logging in at all lmfao. that’s my f—— sister. she’s clearing a sample. buy and stream Queen & Sweetener aug 17 bye. these numbers don’t mean as much to the artist as they do to y’all. jus want y’all to listen to the project.”
When Grande, 25, added, “me n nicki laughed at dat,” Minaj replied, “I love this woman. Can’t wait for the fans to benefit from all the hard work on both ends. We love your passion. You guys will be VERY happy. Trust. That’s all I’ll say.”
I love this woman. Can’t wait for the fans to benefit from all the hard work on both ends. We love your passion. You guys will be VERY happy. Trust. That’s all I’ll say ???????????? https://t.co/dWE95pfYi2— Chun-Li (@NICKIMINAJ) August 1, 2018
Grande also tweeted, “happy Sweetener and Queen and Bloom month” — additionally calling out collaborator Troye Sivan‘s upcoming album, Bloom, due out August 31.
According to Billboard, Minaj’s album was first set to be released on June 10, before being pushed to August 10.
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Grande recently defended her decision to include him in the album. “He’s my fiancé,” she replied to a fan on Twitter. “this is my album. i’m an honest & emotional artist & human being and if my openness in my work isn’t for u, that’s ok i won’t be offended.”