Nicki Minaj announced the long awaited follow-up to her 2014 album The Pinkprint on the red carpet of the Met Gala.

Speaking on the red carpet the multi-award-winning rapper said: "It's a big night for me because I just let the world know that my album is coming June 15 and it's called Queen, and I can't wait."

Minaj added: "I’m dressed like a queen every day, all day."

Her latest singles, Barbie Tingz and Chun-Li, will both feature on the album.

Minaj revealed the news while walking the red carpet for the Met Gala in New York City.

The event is one of the most eagerly anticipated in the fashion calendar and attracts some of the biggest names in showbiz.

This year, the gala had a religious theme - Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

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Minaj turned heads in a devil-red dress paired with an elaborate headdress complete with mini crucifixes

Check out all the style from the Met Gala red carpet here