Young Money’s Nicki Minaj knows how to tease her fans after releasing cover art to a new song called “Anaconda” this week.
Minaj treated diehard fans to her cover art, which features herself in a hot pink g-string, Wednesday (July 23) night.
Can somebody please wipe me down? Nicki Minaj’s new “Anaconda” cover art just turned the temperature up to boiling point. The Young Money rapper has been teasing a “surprise” for her Barbz on Twitter since yesterday, and I was expecting a new single, or a snippet of a new single, but somehow just the cover art for a new single managed to top an actual song. Now, this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen Nicki in this rare squat position, but it just seems to get better every time. That poor g-string never had a chance. (MTV)
Recently, Nicki talked about how much motivation Young Money boss Lil Wayne had provided her.
“He hasn’t played any role on my album other than saying, you better rap, you better body these beats. We’re actually in the same studio right now, starting from today for a few weeks. My connection with Wayne is so deep that I don’t gotta be on his album and he don’t gotta be on my album for him to always play a role as a mentor in my life.” (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
Although he would not dish out release dates, Young Money president Mack Maine recently admited Nicki’s long-awaited LP would arrive before Weezy’s Carter V.
With Nicki’s upcoming album having an extremely strong presence last night at Hot 97?s Summer Jam, one had to wonder if this was in fact strategic. When asked if YMCMB had plans to release The Pink Print prior to Tha Carter V, Mack Maine responded, “It will be before Carter V as of now….no concrete date yet.” (XXL Mag)
Nicki recently discussed her upcoming The Pink Print sharing a similar title to 2001’s The Blueprint.
“I think everybody knows how obsessed I am with Jay Z. He’s always been my favorite rapper — him and [Lil] Wayne,” Nicki said in an interview. “He did such a great job of creating this Blueprint brand for male rappers, I felt. And I studied a lot of his blueprint, just in terms of becoming a mogul. … I wanted to be like Jay Z. I felt like with what I’m doing, I want female rappers to be able to pattern themselves with what I’ve done one day,” she said. “And I think the album is soooo classic, it’s gonna feel so good and it will probably be one that female rappers will look to as a ‘pink print’ for years to come.” (Power 106)