You may have been too distracted to realize that the "Anaconda" photo Nicki Minaj posted to Instagram last week was actually teasing a new single. It was, though, and that song was slated to hit iTunes on July 28.
On Sunday, however, Minaj returned to Instagram to announce she was postponing the song's release by a week. To hold us over, the announcement was accompanied by a photo only moderately less salacious than the previous one. "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, " she wrote. "Loveeeeeeee uuuuuu."
After Minaj made the announcement, she posted a series of photos featuring her "Anaconda" pose planted in other famous images. Because who needs to focus on the song's delay when you can look at Minaj's NSFW photo over and over again? Minaj appears at the Sistine Chapel, the Statue of Liberty and in a wonderful "Lion King" shot: