With just hours to go before her sophomore album is released around the world, Nicki Minaj makes a splash in the packaging shoot for the deluxe edition of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The busty blonde strips down into a skin-colored bra and panties, rolling around in the paint in the colorful images.
The New York Times praised the “female Weezy” in Sunday’s paper, crediting her for paving the way for a new generation of female rappers.
“When she releases her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, this week, it will be as the most influential female rapper of all time,” wrote Jon Caramanica. “A few years ago, before her rise began, there were hardly any female rappers of note; now, a new generation, including Azealia Banks, Brianna Perry, and Angel Haze, is rising quickly, working territory that she carved out.”
Nicki has a busy week ahead promoting the album, with performances on “106 & Park” on Monday and the “Today” show on Friday. She will also host in-store signings in New York (4/3), Philadelphia (4/4), and Los Angeles (4/7).
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