Back in the day, fan mail used to be the basic means of communicating with your favorite stars, but with the dawn of Twitter, having them follow you is pretty much the equivalent. While some celebrities may be hesitant to accept their legion of fans onto their timeline, Nicki Minaj is an exception.
On Thursday (November 4), the Harajuku Barbie announced a Twitter contest where she'll follow 100 lucky fans who help promote her forthcoming album, Pink Friday.
"TMRW I'm follwng 100 ppl. Take a pic wearing pink, holding a sign that says #itspinkfridayhoe & tweet #NickiMinajPinkFriday. Starts 9amEST," she tweeted.
The Young Money MC was playful,
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competitors: "Thongs will get special consideration in tmrw's competition but u MUST be 18 & Over to show ur ass cheeks. (Goes for boyz & BARBZ) lmaooooo."
Minaj has been known to use her Twitter account for more than just direct fan communication. In August, the lyricist teamed up with Drake to play a little joke on their fans, announcing that the two had tied the knot. The news set the blogosphere on fire until the duo revealed their innocent intentions and annulled the Twitter marriage.
Recently, Minaj admitted she'd been afraid to release her debut album, Pink Friday, which comes out November 22. Regardless of her early fears, the Young Money rapper told YRB magazine that the completed product erased any hesitation.
"I know that Pink Friday is a classic album. I have never been this proud of anything in my life," Minaj said. "I just think that it's such a dynamic body of work. I'm no longer afraid to drop it.
Now, I know it's time."
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