Is Nicki Minaj season upon us? Three years and counting have elapsed for the reason that multiplatinum-selling rapper blessed her followers with a full challenge of recent materials. This previous May noticed the rerelease of her 2009 breakthrough mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, which featured three new tracks, most notably “Seeing Green” by the YMCMB holy trinity of herself, Drake and their OG Lil Wayne. Yes, it served its objective of holding followers over and shedding mild on her legacy, however followers want greater than a sample-sized portion of recent Nicki, proper?

After releasing her Queen album in 2018, Nicki teased her fifth album on the mic and in print in 2019. Using a freestyle as her message board on a document known as “Barbie Goin’ Bad,” a flip of Meek Mill’s “Going Bad” that includes Drake, she instructed that her forthcoming challenge was executed, although she was hesitant to drop a single from it. Later that yr, she confirmed to Elle that there was certainly a brand new challenge within the cannon, describing it as “fierce, enjoyable and unapologetic.” A launch date was by no means introduced, although the Queen teased speculative titles like “PF2” on social media, which many individuals imagine is the sequel to her 2010 debut LP, Pink Friday.

Though she’s been relatively lively on social media recently—defending her choice to do more research before being vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus—and current in headlines—as a result of ongoing rape case involving her husband Kenneth Petty—the mom of 1 has but to disclose another particulars about her upcoming providing. As we watch for extra, XXL dug up a couple of particulars on what will be anticipated from what she’s revealed thus far. Here’s every part it is advisable to learn about Nicki Minaj’s as-yet-untitled fifth album.

  • Nicki Minaj Has Been Cheffing Up This Album for About Two Years

    Nicki first launched her fifth album on the prime of 2019, in a freestyle over the instrumental of Drake and Meek Mill’s platinum-selling slap “Going Bad.” On a track titled “Barbie Goin Bad” she rapped, “I needed to, uh, get again in my bag/I would drop a freestyle each, um, week ’til the thing-thing come/The label hit me mentioned they need the fifth thing-thing, I bought within the studio, I did the fifth thing-thing/And then they are saying ‘You know, it is time to drop your single,’ I mentioned “Nooo,” seemingly hinting that the challenge was additionally executed.

    She put these phrases in print later that fall in an interview with Elle, earlier than pump faking her retirement and backtracking quickly after. “It’s most likely essentially the most excited I’ve been about an album launch in a extremely very long time,” she informed the publication. Referring to the four-year hole between The Pinkprint in 2014, and Queen in 2018, she continued, “I’m glad that we’re not making my followers wait for an additional album like I’ve executed up to now.”

    In the autumn of 2021, freshly embedded right into a Twitter debate about her option to do extra analysis earlier than being vaccinated, she tweeted, “I used to be about to present yall far more than scraps however ykw. I’ll speak to y’all subsequent yr,” suggesting her absence for the remainder of the yr. It’s unclear if she was recording music for this upcoming album or if she was engaged on one thing else to carry individuals over.

  • Newest Alter Ego Queen Sleeze Will Be Introduced

    Nicki Minaj’s subsequent album will introduce her subsequent alter ego Queen Sleeze. Introduced through the press run for “Yikes” final yr, this new moniker joins the lineage of Roman Zolanski and Chun-Li. Queen Sleeze is slated to be a “calm however deadlier” model of Minaj. Beware, it appears like she’s unapologetically about to get loads of issues off her chest.

  • A Tour to Promote New Album and 2018’s Queen May Follow

    On the thirteenth episode of Queen Radio, which aired in June of 2019, Nicki Minaj celebrated the discharge of “Megatron,” introduced her engagement to Kenneth Petty, talked to Trina and revealed some rollout plans for her subsequent album. During the episode, she mentioned that she wished to do a joint tour for her Queen LP and no matter challenge got here subsequent—like pop megastar Ariana Grande did with Sweetener and Thank U, Next. Nicki did tour all through Europe alongside Juice Wrld for The Nicki Wrld Tour earlier that yr, however an American leg of the efficiency trek did not occur. So this might very nicely nonetheless be a risk.

  • It Might Be a Sequel to Pink Friday

    The lauded rhymer has used Queen Radio to share many particulars about her forthcoming fifth album. In 2019, Nicki hinted that the LP’s title could have the phrase “pink” in it through the 14th episode of Queen Radio. Last June, she tweeted “PF2,” inflicting extra hypothesis from the lots that her latest effort will likely be a sequel of her triple platinum-selling 2010 debut album, Pink Friday. People thought that the challenge would drop on the 10-year anniversary of PF, nonetheless, that clearly did not occur. No album titles have been confirmed up to now, so one can solely hope that she’s headstrong on offering an extension of the challenge that kick-started her legendary run in rap.

  • She’ll Tap Into a Sound Bigger Than What Was Heard on Past Efforts

    In an interview with Elle in 2019, when talking about her fifth album, Nicki gave a preview of the sounds her supporters can anticipate. She described the challenge as being “fierce, enjoyable and unapologetic.” “This one incorporates all of the issues individuals love about Nicki, nevertheless it additionally simply has a approach larger sound, so it goes completely with the gathering,” she continued shortly after. Seeing how Nicki has Milly Rocked by loads of genres over the past decade plus, what’s left to be tackled is up within the air. Guess we’ll simply should see.

  • Unreleased Collaboration With Future Is Rumored to Make the Cut

    After blessing her followers with the rerelease of her 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, this previous May, Nicki celebrated by going stay on Instagram and enjoying some music. Teasing her Queen follow-up, she assured followers that this subsequent album will likely be her greatest but. Nicki then went on to play an previous LondonOnDaTrack-produced document known as “Big Barbie” with Future. The observe was speculated to be on Nicki’s final album, however didn’t make the minimize for unknown causes. She could have saved it for a fair higher event like this.

  • Some of R&B’s Best Artists Could Be Possible Features

    In early September of this yr, Nicki Minaj requested her Barbz to name on revered R&B heads Brandy, Keke Wyatt and Tamar Braxton to redo a melody for her that was shared on Instagram, to which Keke responded “my beW” with kissy face emojis on the finish.

    A day later in a since-deleted tweet, she tapped right into a handful of newer names who’ve the style in good arms, together with Summer Walker, Jhené Aiko and Kehlani. Summer responded “I’d love that,” Kehlani tweeted “what’s happenING HEY” and Jhené chimed in with an easy “For certain. Lemme get a verse too.”

    Nicki then confirmed that when she had the entire vocals in, that she would put “Smthn particular along with it.” According to the Queen, she’s going to do the identical factor with feminine rappers sooner or later. The track is reportedly titled “Memories,” and Nicki ended up getting Brandy, Keke and Tamar to sing on it. The head Barb-in-charge shared the magic they created thus far in her Instagram story this month.

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