Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj says she feels confident in her upcoming Pink Friday debut album and has revealed one of the LP’s forthcoming titles.
Minaj said the overall project has even surpassed her own expectations.
“The album is progressing miraculously, I would say,” Minaj said in an interview. “It’s coming out way better than I could even have imagined or dreamed or hoped for…It’s been very exciting to finally just make music that I love and not really having to incorporate myself on someone else’s record…I’ve been having a really great time…I have a record called ‘Right Through Me’ that I think will be a standout. It’s not gonna come right now. It’ll come closer to when the album drops, but it’s a really, really pretty song. Everyone’s gonna like it…It’s just really insightful but in a very conversational kind of way.” (MTV)
Yesterday, Minaj announced the title of her new LP via an online broadcast.
The Young Money rapper has dubbed her debut album Pink Friday, she revealed to her fans via Ustream. The highly-anticipated project is set for release on November 23, the Tuesday before Black Friday in the U.S. That is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year when Americans flock to stores to begin their Christmas shopping. “To carry on a great tradition of Black Friday, we are going to switch it up this year in honor of the Nicki Minaj album and call that day Pink Friday, and call my album Pink Friday,” Nicki announced in her British accent. She then signed off with her signature greeting. “It’s Barbie, b*tch!” (Rap-Up)
Recently, Minaj revealed that Black Eyed Peas‘ frontman Will.i.am will be involved in the project.
“I don’t want to say too much, but I just did some work with will.i.am,” Minaj said in an interview. “Just something for my album that I’m really excited about. The album is much more emotional than you anticipate, which is a great thing. And I know women are gonna connect to the album so much. I felt like for so many years I was the girl who did the catchy little raps, and it’s time for me now to tell my story, and in telling my story, I’m really telling every girl’s story. We all go through the same thing. So the album is gonna feel very personal to every female.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Minaj recently said she believed her debut will make a statement for all female emcees.
“With this album, you got people saying ‘Oh that might be too pop for you,’ or ‘That might be too dance for you,'” she says later. “And I just started meditating on what makes them say that. I think people say those things just because of the past. I have to invent something, to show that a girl can rap over any kind of beat and still be hip-hop.” (VIBE)
Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday is currently scheduled to drop Tuesday, November 23rd.
Check out a recent Nicki Minaj interview down below: