New York rapper Nicki Minaj has plenty of reasons to smile. The hip-hop diva has announced her new Queen album is already platinum.

Onika went to Instagram Monday (October 15) to break the major retail news.

In late September, Nicki announced her Queen “Ganja Burn” song is her all-time favorite album intro track.

The same week, buzz developed about Nicki possibly low-key dating British race car driver Lewis Hamilton.

Looks like Nicki Minaj has put all celebrity feuds behind her and found time for a bit of romance in Dubai with her “new boy” by her side, shortly after she alluded to the relationship on her Queen radio show. Hot off the Versace front row at Milan Fashion Week, the Barbie Dreams rapper was spotted in Dubai with Formula One star Lewis Hamilton. (Gulf News)

Additional outlets speculated Nicki and Lewis low-key skinny dipped in Dubai.

I’m told the Mercedes driver raised eyebrows by going skinny-dipping with Nicki Minaj in the strict Arab emirate of Dubai — risking arrest in the process. Lewis and the American singer who are in the Middle East for a romantic getaway, stripped off to take a dip in the sea behind the swanky Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach hotel on Sunday night. (The Sun)