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Nicki Minaj has pushed back her first album in five years, Pink Friday 2. After initially announcing that the follow-up to Queen would arrive on November 17th, she has moved the release to December 8th, her 41st birthday.
“The new album date for this incredible body of work, that I am so proud of is on a special day to me and to the Barbz — it will come out on my birthday,” Minaj revealed October 24th on Instagram Live (via Rolling Stone).
In late June, the Queens rapper originally wrote on Twitter, “Dear Barbz, I’ve been trying to find the right time to tell you this for a few days. 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 🙁 so…here it goes: 🎀MY NEW ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED ON 11.17.23.”
Nicki continued by teasing an upcoming tour starting “around the first quarter of 2024.” To close out the note, she thanked her loyal Barbz: “ I love you guys so much. I am so grateful for the years of support & love you guys have given me. At times maybe I didn’t even deserve all that you have poured into me. Nonetheless, you. will. love. this. album.”
Pink Friday 2 marks the sequel to Nicki’s 2010 debut album, Pink Friday, which quickly established her as an international superstar. In 2020, she celebrated the 10th anniversary of Pink Friday with a deluxe edition featuring eight bonus tracks.
Earlier this year, Nicki sent some subliminal shots in the direction of Megan Thee Stallion on “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” and teamed up with Kim Petras on the Alice Deejay-sampling “Alone.” She’s also linked up with Ice Spice on a pair of collabs: the remix to “Princess Diana” and the Barbie soundtrack cut “Barbie World.”
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with the album’s new release date.
Dear Barbz, I’ve been trying to find the right time to tell you this for a few days. 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… pic.twitter.com/lX5iQXYAbG
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) June 29, 2023