Young Money queen Nicki Minaj is reportedly going to treat fans to a special holiday feast with the release of her long-awaited The Pink Print solo album this Thanksgiving.
According to reports, Nicki’s new LP will arrive on store shelves in late November.
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint (Nov. 28) After her stint on American Idol and a film debut in The Other Woman, Minaj is raring to defend her crown by duplicating the No. 1 success of her two previous albums, Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. (Billboard)
Recently, Minaj revealed YMCMB labelmate Drake applauded her decision to introduce new topics on the upcoming LP.
“So sonically I think the album sounds so amazing. And there are so many surprises on the album. I had Drake come by the studio the other day and he was like “Omg, you’re talking about new stuff, I’m so proud of you.” And that’s what I’m most excited about. I’m speaking about new things on this album. I’m excited I’m not allowing anyone else to define what the album is going to be. I’m comfortable, its not going to be rushed, I’m taking my time. But overall the music just sounds really, really great. There’s no substitute for that.” (Radio)
Minaj also acknowledged how much Young Money boss Lil Wayne motivated her earlier this summer.
“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 claimed Nicki’s long-awaited LP would arrive before Wayne’s Carter V back in June.
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)