Nicki Minaj broke the Internet last week when she posted the cover photo for her upcoming single “Anaconda.” The track was set to be released on July 28th, but Nicki took to Instagram over the weekend to announce it's been pushed back to August 4th.
As confusion undoubtedly followed, Stereotude has come up with five explanations for the later release date.
1. So she could share this photo with the world:
Nicki used this Instagram photo to announce the pushed-back release date.
2. A well-crafted PR stunt?
Nicki broke the Internet with her sexy cover photo last week. She broke it again with the new bikini photo. Everyone's talking about Nicki. Everyone can't wait for "Anaconda."
3. Hilary Duff's long-awaited single also drops this week.
Although they are two very different artists, maybe Nicki's team didn't want ANY competition for the "Anaconda" drop.
4. She's waiting for the #ANACONDA memes to die down.
Nicki seemed to embrace the memes. She even posted them on her Instagram. But she probably doesn't want the hype surrounding "Anaconda" to be solely memes.
5. Nicki is too busy looking for her thong...
Yeah, the one that got swallowed by her bootylicious butt in the cover photo.