Nicki Minaj has been in the studio a lot this year. The rapper has collaborated with Ice Spice, Kim Petras, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and more. In 2023, Nicki has hopped on some of her fans’ favorite artists’ songs, as well as uplifting emerging women rappers in the industry. While she has been working hard to deliver some great collaborations this year, she has not forgotten about her own highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Pink Friday 2.
Nicki Minaj Announces Pink Friday 2
Pink Friday 2 was released on Dec. 8 after being delayed twice. The first time she announced a delay was back in June. Instead of the project being released on Oct. 20, Nicki changed it to November.
“I’ve been trying to find the right time to tell you this for a few days,” Nicki wrote an Instagram post. “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. 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 [sad emoji] so…here it goes: [pink bow emoji] MY NEW ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED ON 11.17.23.”
After Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz announced that they would release their joint album Welcome 2 Collegrove on November 17, she decided to change the date again. Nicki and Wayne have a tight friendship, as he was the one who signed her to Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
“Weezy and 2 Chainz, they announced their date. And you know how me and Weezy play. He would never,” Nicki said.
“I have never in my life been so in love with something that I’m working on,” Nicki said in an Instagram Live video addressing the date change.
Pink Friday 2 went No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
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