2023-06-29T18:31:41+00:00June 29th, 2023|

Nicki Minaj has finally announced the title of her new album as well as its release date, promising her Barbz that they will “love” the project.

The Pinkprint rapper took to Twitter on Thursday (June 29) to share that her long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s Queen will be titled Pink Friday 2, serving as the sequel to her 2010 debut.

“Dear Barbz, I’ve been trying to find the right time to tell you this for a few days. Due to some really exciting news that I’ll share with you guys @ a later time, I’ve shifted the album date just a tad bit,” she wrote.

“Trust me, it’ll be WELL WORTH THE WAIT…but since I AM shifting the date just a tad, I’d like to give you guys a tiny SIP of some more album tea so that I don’t have to get cussed out so…here it goes: MY NEW ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED ON 11.17.23- And she shall be called #PinkFriday2.”

She added: “I love you guys so much. I am so grateful for the years of support & love you guys have given me. At times maybe I didn’t even deserve all that you have poured into me. Nonetheless, you. will. love. this. album.”

Nicki also revealed plans to hit the road, saying that an accompanying tour will follow early next year.

“I will give tour deets closer to that time, but obviously the tour will start around the first quarter of 2024,” she wrote. “I’ll also share the REAL album cover at a later date.”

The original Pink Friday was a blockbuster success, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while spawning a string of hit singles like “Super Bass,” “Moment 4 Life” and “Your Love.”

The album has since been certified 3× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2012 Grammy Awards, alongside Minaj’s other nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance for “Moment 4 Life.”

The news comes after Nicki Minaj previously said her new album would drop on October 20, 2023.

While the project has been a long time coming, excitement for it ramped up in 2022 after Nicki returned with the hit single “Super Freaky Girl,” which made her the first female solo rapper to debut atop the Billboard Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill in 1998.

She had started the year off with several collaborations including “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin’” with Lil Baby, as well as “Blick Blick” with Coi Leray and the Fivio Foreign-assisted “We Go Up.”

Nicki Minaj most recently dropped off her latest song “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” in March, which she confirmed in a recent interview will not serve as the lead single off her forthcoming album.

“I dropped it as a itty-bitty just something,” she said while premiering the song on the Stationhead app. “’Cause I know it’s gon’ go off on tour, it’s gon’ go off on y’all. It’s just rapping. But the album, obviously, I have to drop my official single for the album. ‘Red Ruby’ is not the official single for the album.”

While she’s continued to chip away at her new project, Nicki has also been hard at work cranking out features as well. She’s linked with Ice Spice twice in recent months for the “Princess Diana” remix and the Barbie movie soundtrack cut “Barbie World.”

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