Let the good news roll in for Young Money! Not only is Drake predicted to top the Billboard albums chart with his latest effort, Take Care, but labelmate Nicki Minaj announced Tuesday night that her new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, will drop in stores on Valentine’s Day 2012.
After thanking her 7 million-plus followers on Twitter for celebrating Pink Friday’s one-year anniversary, the recent American Music Awards winner hyped up her fans for a very special announcement. “Its only right to announce it on the anniversary of Pink Friday right barbz???” she wrote.
While the Young Money raptress planned a Ustream chat session with fans, the MC eventually just tweeted the big news because of technical difficulties. “Pink Friday : ROMAN RELOADED will be released on Valentines Day, 2012. Heeeee’s baaaacccckkkkk,” she wrote. “Its not called Roman Reloaded. Its called PINK FRIDAY : ROMAN RELOADED!!!!!! 4 WORDS!!!! Love u guys soooo much!!! VALENTINES DAY biittcchh!”
No word on whether the project will be a reissue of her platinum-selling Pink Friday or a brand-new album, but based on Cash Money boss Birdman’s talk of an early 2012 release for her sophomore effort, it appears to be the latter. He also dished that Minaj may even release a single before 2011 wraps up.
Roman Zolanski is just one of Minaj’s many alter egos, and the news of his appearance on her forthcoming project is no surprise. Back in August, Minaj told MTV News that she wasn’t interested in collaborating with anyone for her next project and that the vibe of the LP would revolve around a certain rap persona.
“I don’t know, I don’t think I’m hitting up anybody for features for this sophomore album,” she revealed backstage at Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale Tour . “Roman … possibly. But I never give away all my secrets.”
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