It wasn’t April 1, but Nicki Minaj may have fooled her Barbz on Saturday (Oct. 8) when she “revealed” her new album title and tracklisting. With a series of tweets, she rolled out—or rather trolled out—the project.
It began with an album title and release date.
“Ok u know what I wasn’t gonna say anything but damn ya got it out of me,” she tweeted. “The album drops at midnight. it’s called #PickMyFruitOut.”
Wishful thinkers wanted to believe it was actually her fourth album announcement, but was it really? Nicki played along, unveiling the tracklisting and noting that “all the songs r named after fruit breh.”
Sure enough, the cuts on her tracklisting included the opener “Mango,” and joints like “Grapes” and “Kiwi.” There was even a “Bananas (Harambe Interlude)” and a song titled “Fruit Loops.”
Nicki got so detailed with it, she even announced her favorite song of the bunch. “The one I’m most excited about, however, is track #10,” she said. “It’s called ‘Ni**a toss my fruit salad’ and it features my favorite rapper of all time.”
Of course, the album never came and Nicki laughed it off, thanking fans who played along. “Love you sooooooo fkn much,” she wrote. “I been cryin laughin this whole time, btw… Good stuff #PickMyFruitOut.”
Fruit prank aside, fans have been waiting for a new Nicki LP for nearly two years. In March, she explained why. “I needed time to hear myself think again because where I left off with The Pinkprint was a little bit emotionally unstable,” she wrote. “Now, I want my happiness to be reflected in the new stuff.”
When the new project drops, it will mark Minaj’s fourth album, following 2014’s The Pinkprint, 2012’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and 2010’s Pink Friday.