Nicki Minaj is often referred to as the Harajuku Barbie, and she’s sure living up to her nickname on the cover art for her debut album, Pink Friday, which is scheduled for a November 23 release. Minaj took to Twitter on Friday (October 15) to reveal the artwork, which depicts the MC as some kind of disproportionately sized doll.
“So has everyone seen the album cover? :)” she asked her fans before posting another tweet that linked to the cover of Pink Friday, which will include a Parental Advisory label.
Donning her signature pink wig, the Young Money princess sits on a white floor as she stares blankly into the distance with no arms and elongated, open legs. The cover furthers the theme of the album’s title with a pink backdrop and sheer pink fabric fanning out from Minaj’s bejeweled corset.
She later joked about her missing arms in a tweet, writing, “Had them rip my arms out the socket. Detachable arms cuz arms r for common folk.”
Similar to Taylor Swift’s forthcoming Speak Now, Minaj recently revealed that Pink Friday will include a string of confessional tracks that represent her romantic relations. “This album is my heart and soul,” the rapper told Paper magazine . “This is me explaining every single relationship that I’ve ever been in and explaining it in a way that every woman in this world can understand it.”
While no track list is available yet, the album will include the rapper’s energetic will.i.am collaboration “Check It Out.” The duo have been making the television talk-show rounds, performing the number on the “Late Show With David Letterman” and “Live! With Regis and Kelly.”
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