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Nicki Minaj (Picture: Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

If youre a mega-fan of Nicki Minaj, no doubt youll be struggling not to fall asleep at your desk today.

Why? Overnight the 35-year-old launched Queen Radio – her brand new radio station on which she will also be dropping her brand new album today.

Aptly named Queen, the album has been much anticipated with plenty of teasers keeping fans eager for its release.

So when is Queen going to drop?

Nickis fourth studio album will drop today at 4pm (8am PST).

Nicki revealed the artwork for her new album in June, featuring themes of burlesque and Cleopatra for all kinds of regal hotness.

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The artwork – shot by famed fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott – sees Nicki sitting on a tree branch topless, with decadent nipple pasties glued on her chest.

Nicki Minaj arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala's 2018 theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Nicki says her new album Queen is her greatest work to date (Picture: AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

The rest of Nickis outfit consisted off a golden belt and a beaded loincloth, a stunning beaded headpiece and an extravagant matching necklace.

Throw in a flaming orange backdrop and Queen written in gold, and youve got her most eyecatching artwork since she squatted in a thong for Ananconda.

Sharing the cover on Instagram, the Chun-Li rapper wrote: #Queen 8|10|18 ???~ ? by the legendary #MertAndMarcus @mertalas ~ My greatest work to date.

Thank you for your patience & love. Pre-Order next week w|my 2nd single.

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 04: (EDITOR NOTE: This image contains nudity) Nicki Minaj attends the Haider Ackermann show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
Queen will be Nickis fourth studio album (Picture: Peter White/Getty Images)

While promising her greatest work to date is risky business, fans were eating it up, calling her the greatest female rapper alive and legit rap royalty.

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Queen was initially set for release in June, but was pushed back to August to allow for more promo time.

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Nicki released her comeback singles Barbie Tingz and Chun-Li earlier this year, with the latter entering the top 10 of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart – her 30th song to do so.

This broke the record for most top 10 hits on the chart by a woman, beating Beyonce and Mary J Blige.

Nicki will headline Jay-Zs Made In America festival in September.

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