Barbz, we might be going to the World Cup! Nicki Minaj teased a collaboration for the World Cup on her Instagram story Sunday (Nov. 13). The rapper posted a photo of three pairs of cleats tied to a fence with her name along with artists Maluma and Myriam Fares. Each pair of cleats also shows a number printed on the side. On Nicki’s pair it reads 11, Maluma’s pair has 18 written on it, and on Fares’ pair 22 is printed. The numbers can be interpreted as the date for the single to come out which would be this Friday (11/18/22).
🚨 Nicki Minaj announces song for the 2022 Qatar World Cup with Maluma and Myriam Fares, out this Friday. pic.twitter.com/KrC60lHnaw— Pop Base (@PopBase) November 13, 2022
No official word has been given if or when the single could drop but appears the song may be an anthem for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The World Cup will be taking place in Qatar from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18.
This World Cup single won’t be the only new music we will be hearing from Nicki. In an interview with City Girls’ JT with i-D magazine, the Queens rapper was tightlipped about her next album but the rapper declared it is soon approaching. “I’m not gonna say when it’s gonna come out, but the album will be out soon,” she told the publication. Nicki’s forthcoming album will be the follow-up to her 2018 Queens LP, which included “Chun-Li,” “Rich Sex,” “FEFE.”
The album might not be out yet but the rapper has been busy in the studio. The Pink Friday creator has released “Do We Have a Problem?” and “Bussin,” both of which feature Lil Baby in February. In March, she dropped the Fivio Foreign-assisted track “We Go Up” and then hopped on Coi Leray’s “Blick Blick.” Lastly, the rapper dropped her best song of the year “Super Freaky Girl” back in August which samples Rick James’ 1981 classic “Super Freak.” She later performed the single for the first time at the 2022 MTV VMAs where she was honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.