By Kevin Rutherford

“Anaconda” was supposed to be out by now. The song was supposed to get a full release earlier this week and that was going to be the end of it.

But instead, the new single from Nicki Minaj — which has sent shockwaves through the community before a note was even heard due to its raunchy single cover — is scheduled for an Aug. 4 release, with Minaj noting that the reason for the delay will be known sometime this week.

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That hasn’t stopped the song from leaking before its official release, albeit currently in low quality.Idolator pointed out the leak, which can be found here if you’re not an audiophile waiting for a clearer version of a Nicki Minaj song.

“Anaconda” is built around a sample of Sir Mix-a-Lot‘s “Baby Got Back,” which makes sense now given the title of “Anaconda” but wasn’t exactly a for-sure move on her part until the song was leaked. Mostly, it uses the “My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hon” line and brings it back throughout the song, along with the original’s horns.



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