February 18, 2014


Nicki Minaj Calls Forthcoming 'Pink Print' a "Classic Album"

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Bill McCay/WireImage

UPDATENicki Minaj continued her promotional tour for upcoming LP The Pink Print by hitting up DJ Drama on his Shade 45 radio show—and girl's got a healthy amount of swagger when it comes to her next big thing.

The "Starships" rapper has already dubbed her third studio "a classic album," adding, "That's all I can think about right now. I'm just working on the album. Nothing else is really gonna take precedence over that." 

Nice to see Nicki with blustering bravado; unfortunately, she's ensured that we will have no way of knowing when the rest of the world will get a say in the matter.

Aside from angering the Internet and the family of the late Malcolm XNicki Minaj is dropping other bombs of late. The most recent explosion: She's basically pulling a Beyonce with her upcoming album.

In an interview with Hot 97's Angie Martinez, the "Starships" rapper revealed that The Pink Print  "is not gonna have a release date."

"You’ll never know when it’s coming until it just comes," she explained.

This move is kinda sorta exactly what Beyonce did just this last December when the diva created a seismic shift in the cosmos by releasing an album on a random midnight, seemingly completely out of thin air.

But there is good news for the anal-retentive set that already have a "TBA" slot in your iCalendars for all projects involving Nicki. In the same interview she let lose that the upcoming New Young Money group compilation Rise of an Empire will be dropping March 11th.

But seriously, take back that sigh. In case in you missed it, Empire is the musical equivalent of the 1992 Olympic dream team featuring the likes of Lil Wayne, Drake, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Shanell, Lil Twist and Christina Milian.

Be patient young grasshopper.