Los Angeles - Nicki Minaj has delayed the release of her new single Anaconda until next month.
The 31-year-old rapper was due to drop her latest release on Monday but announced in an Instagram post that it will not be available until Monday 4 August.
She wrote: "My darlingz, I've pushed the release of Anaconda to next week, Monday 8/4. I promise you will understand why before the week is out. Loveeeeeeee uuuuuu (sic)."
Nicki previously revealed she is going back to her hip hop roots for her new album The Pink Print.
The Starships rapper claimed her latest material will be nothing like previous offerings and she wants to surprise fans with a different sound on her latest album, the follow up to Roman Reloaded.
She said: "The tracks on Pink Print are back to my hip-hop roots. I don't think it's something that I'm necessarily trying to do [go in a new direction]. It's like as soon as I started working on my new album, that's just the songs that I've been writing."
Discussing the new material, Nicki insisted: "I'm just gonna do what my heart tells me to do."