Nicki Minaj. Picture: Instagram

The first episode of Nicki Minaj’s “Queen Radio” premiered on Thursday night on Apple Music’s Beats 1. 

As promised, the episode featured a surprise — Nicki’s new album "Queen" is coming on Friday. 

Speaking on Queen Radio, Minaj said: “I was gonna play the album right now but someone f***ed up,” she said. “It's a lot of corporate drama in here.” 

Earlier in the show, she revealed that she had finished the record three hours before she jumped on the air.

Nicki soon started trending on Twitter after the on-air album drama, with fans weighing in on the matter.

Earlier this year, Nicki said that Queen would arrive on 15 June. She later delayed it to August 10 and pushed it back again to August 17. "Queen" includes her singles “Rich Sex” (featuring Lil Wayne), “Bed” (featuring Ariana Grande), and “Chun-Li.”