Last week, [artist id="3055069"]Nicki Minaj[/artist] made a promise to fans that if she reached 1 million followers on Twitter, she’d spend time chatting with them on Ustream. She reached that milestone, so on Tuesday (August 3) the Young Money rapper chatted with fans about a number of topics, including her Best New Artist nomination at this year’s Video Music Awards.
But the big news of the night came when she revealed that her highly anticipated debut album , which is scheduled to drop November 23, would be called Pink Friday.
“To carry on our great tradition of Black Friday, we are going to switch it up this year in honor of the Nicki Minaj album and call that day Pink Friday and call my album Pink Friday,” she said. “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving that marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season, will occur this year on November 26, three days after the album’s release date.
During the three-hour chat, the Harajuku Barbie also gave a sneak peek of her alter-ego Roman Zolanski and said that her album will be chock-full of tracks that haven’t made their way to the Internet yet.
“So whenever, you know, people have been leaking sh– and taking vocals and putting it on wack-ass beats and all this sh–, none that sh– is off of my album and when something comes out that is off my album, I’ll let you know,” she explained.
Minaj added that she’s on the verge of releasing her next single.
The ever-eccentric MC thanked MTV for giving her a VMA nomination before her first album has even dropped. “I wanted to first say that today I found out I was nominated for a VMA and I want to thank MTV for that,” she said during the chat, which reached over 14,000 fans.
“It’s because I am the underdog — but you know what, I haven’t put out an album and I’m nominated for a VMA. So I wanted to thank you guys for making that possible.”
The rapper’s session was originally scheduled to happen Monday evening, but had to be postponed when Minaj experienced some travel issues, which she chronicled on Twitter.
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