Nicki Minaj’s season has arrived? Three and more years have passed since the multi-platinum rapper blessed her fans with a full project of new material. Last May saw the re-release of his revolutionary mixtape from 2009, Beam Me Up Scotty, which featured three new tracks, including “Seeing Green” by YMCMB Holy Trinity, Drake and their OG Lil Wayne. Yes, it served to hold fans back and shed light on her legacy, but fans need more than a sample portion of the new Nicki, right?
After releasing her Queen album in 2018, Nicki teased her fifth album on mic and in print in 2019. Using a freestyle as a bulletin board on a record titled “Barbie Goin ‘Bad”, a flip of Meek Mill’s “Going Bad” with Drake, she suggested her next project was over, although she was reluctant to pull out a single one. Later that year, she confirmed to She that there was indeed a new project in the canon, describing it as “fierce, fun and shameless”. A release date has never been announced, although the Queen has teased speculative titles like “PF2” on social media, which many people believe is the sequel to her 2010 debut LP, Pink friday.
Although she has been quite active on social media lately – defending her decision to do more research before being vaccinated against the coronavirus – and featured in the headlines – due to the ongoing rape case implicating her husband Kenneth Petty – the mother of one has yet to reveal any further details about her upcoming offer. While waiting for the continuation, XXL has unearthed some details on what to expect from what she has revealed so far. Here’s everything you need to know about Nicki Minaj’s untitled fifth album.
Nicki Minaj has been preparing this album for about two years
Nicki premiered her fifth album in early 2019, in a freestyle on Drake and Meek Mill’s platinum slap instrumental “Going Bad.” On a song called âBarbie Goin Bad,â she rapped, âI had to, uh, fit in my bag / I could drop a freestyle every, uh, week until the thing-thing happened / The label m ‘hit said they wanted the fifth thing-thing, I walked into the studio, I did the fifth thing-thing / And then they say “You know it’s time to drop your single”, j I said “Nooo”, apparently hinting that the project was over as well.
She wrote these words later that fall in an interview with She, before pretending to retire and back down soon after. âThis is probably the most excited I have been about an album release in a very long time,â she told the publication. Referring to the four-year gap between The pink imprint in 2014, and Queen in 2018 she continued, “I’m glad we weren’t making my fans wait for another album like I’ve done in the past.”
In the fall of 2021, freshly embeded in a Twitter debate about her choice to do more research before getting the vaccine, she tweeted, âI was about to give you way more than leftovers but ykw. I will speak to all of you next year, âsuggesting his absence for the rest of the year. It’s unclear if she was recording music for this upcoming album or if she was working on something else to hold people back.
The newest Alter Ego Queen Sleeze will be presented
Nicki Minaj’s next album will feature her upcoming alter ego Queen Sleeze. Introduced in the draw for âYikesâ last year, this new nickname joins the lineage of Roman Zolanski and Chun-Li. Queen Sleeze should be a “calm but deadlier” version of Minaj. Watch out, it looks like she’s about to get rid of a lot of things.
A tour to promote the new album and the 2018 Queen Can follow
In the 13th episode of Radio Reine, which aired in June 2019, Nicki Minaj celebrated the release of âMegatron,â announced her engagement to Kenneth Petty, spoke to Trina, and revealed rollout plans for her upcoming album. During the episode she said she wanted to do a joint tour for her Queen LP and whatever next project like pop megastar Ariana Grande did with Sweetener and Thanks, Next. Nicki toured across Europe alongside Juice Wrld for The Nicki Wrld Tour earlier that year, but an American leg of the performance trek did not take place. So that could very well still be a possibility.
This could be a sequel to Pink friday
The famous rhymer used Radio Reine to share many details about his upcoming fifth album. In 2019, Nicki hinted that the LP title might contain the word “pink” during the 14th episode of Radio Reine. Last June, she tweeted “PF2”, sparking more and more speculation from the masses that her new effort will be a sequel to her debut triple platinum album in 2010, Pink Friday. People thought the project would fall on the 10th anniversary of PF, however, this clearly did not happen. No album title has been confirmed so far, so one can only hope that she persists in providing an extension of the project that launched her legendary race in rap.
She will tap into a sound bigger than what has been heard in past efforts
In an interview with She In 2019, speaking of her fifth album, Nicki gave a glimpse of the sounds her supporters can expect. She described the project as “fierce, fun and shameless”. âThis one incorporates everything that people love about Nicki, but it also sounds a lot bigger, so it goes perfectly with the collection,â she continued shortly after. Seeing how Nicki has rocked Milly across many genres over the past decade and more, what remains to be faced is unanswered. Guess we’ll just have to see.
Unprecedented collaboration with Future is supposed to make the cut
After blessing his fans with the reissue of his 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, last May, Nicki celebrated by going live on Instagram and playing music. tease her Queen followed, she assured fans that this next album will be her best yet. Nicki then played an old record produced by LondonOnDaTrack called “Big Barbie” with Future. The track was supposed to appear on Nicki’s last album, but was not selected for unknown reasons. She may have saved it for an even better occasion like this.
Some of the best R&B artists might be possible features
In early September of this year, Nicki Minaj asked her Barbz to bring in revered R&B bosses Brandy, Keke Wyatt and Tamar Braxton to remake a tune for her that was shared on Instagram, to which Keke replied “my beW “with kissed face emojis at the end.
A day later, in a since-deleted tweet, she appealed to a handful of newer names who have the genre in good hands, including Summer Walker, JhenÃ© Aiko and Kehlani. Summer replied “I’d love that,” Kehlani tweeted “what’s going on HEY” and JhenÃ© responded with a simple “Sure. Let me have a verse too.
Nicki then confirmed that once she had all the vocals, she would pair up “Smthn special”. According to the Queen, she’s going to be doing the same with female rappers at some point. The song would be titled “Memories”, and Nicki ended up blackmailing Brandy, Keke and Tamar. Chef Barb-in-charge shared the magic they’ve created so far in his Instagram Story this month.
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