Young Money’s Nicki Minaj has shared her shocked reaction to Pink Friday dominating the sales chart and selling 376,000 copies in its first-week.
Tweeting her reactions, Minaj said the album cemented a place in sales history for her.
“Pink Friday has the 2nd highest debut week in the HISTORY of FEMALE RAP w/375,190 units sold. Thank u sooo much 4 supporting this project!,” Minaj tweeted Wednesday (December 1).
“Interesting. Lauryn sold 422,000 in the 1st wk w/Miseducation! That album wasn’t categorized as HipHop/Rap under “genre”.”
“So Pink Friday under the ‘HipHop/Rap’ genre has the highest selling first week from a female in HISTORY. #cheers.”
“The previous holder of highest 1st week sales for a female RAP album was missy elliott’s ‘under construction’ with 260K.”
“I am in the company of 2 amazing groundbreaking women & for that, I am beyond grateful. S/O to Lauryn and Missy. #PinkFriday” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
To help promote the new album, Minaj teamed with MAC Cosmetics to launch a line of special lipsticks which have already sold out.
Pink 4 Friday Lipsitck: A Limited Edition Lipstick personally designed by Nicki Minaj to celebrate the release of her debut album Pink Friday. Featuring a bright, creamy pink satin formula, Nicki’s shade is only available online for four Fridays starting November 26, 2010, while supplies last. Pro discount not applicable. (MAC Cosmetics)
Despite her achievements in hip-hop, rapper Khia wrote a critical review of Minaj’s Pink Friday this week.
“Guuuuuuurl…..For starters, the album cover was cute but it looked like Mama Cita needed a Knee Replacement, Knee Braces or KNEE KNOCKERS cuz her legs looked Knotted Up, ILLIFORMED [sic] and DEFORMED just like that FAKE “A**” of hers!!!! Her breast looked suculant [sic], but I wouldn’t suck them wit Latifah’s lips! Shout out to the stylists and photographers who done a spectacular job, airbrushing and styling this “Dungeon Dragon” because we all know that this “Lint-Lizard” doesn’t look like this in person…. It’s AMAZING what a little make-up and camera angles can do! F*ck you, Derek Blanks and the SHIP that your ancestors came in on……Cotton-Picking son of a b*tch! Moving right along!” (Motor Mouf)
Last week, Minaj was called out by Lil Kim who compared her 2005 Naked Truth album to Pink Friday.
“That was cute for her. B*tches like her do sh*t like that. Talk on h*e, it’s easy talk when them album sales ain’t back yet…Since you talking ’bout the history books, let’s talk about the f*cking history books d*mn it. B*tch I got a Grammy, b*tch. I got number ones sweety. The Source gave my last album [2005’s The Naked Truth] 5 motherf*cking mics h*e. What the f*ck they give you? … You got a lot to learn mama. Respect the Queen, stay in the princess section. Stay in yo lane mama.” (Hip Hop N More)
Check out a recent Nicki Minaj interview below: