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Review Roundup: Nicki Minaj – ‘The Pinkprint’

The Pinkprint

Nicki Minaj’s third album The Pinkprint lands in stores today. On her most personal project yet, the rap queen holds court with Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Meek Mill, and enlists production from hitmakers including Da Internz, Mike WiLL Made-It, Dr. Luke, Hit-Boy, and Boi-1da.

From big booty anthems (“Anaconda”) to big ballads (“Grand Piano”), the 32-year-old icon shows her versatility, while keeping in check with her mixtape roots. She reveals her secrets on the confessional opening number “All Things Go,” and proves that she can rap with the best of them on “Four Door Aventador.”

“I think the album is so classic,” Nicki said of the follow-up to 2012′s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. “It’s gonna feel so good and I think it will probably be something that female rappers look to as a Pinkprint for years to come.”

Did The Pinkprint make its mark with critics? The reviews are in.

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Nicki Minaj Addresses Relationship with Meek Mill

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill

Since her split from Safaree Samuels, the rumor mill has been buzzing about Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill. So are the rappers dating? Nicki spoke out for the first time about their rumored relationship.

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Nicki Minaj Performs ‘Bed of Lies’ on ‘Ellen’

Nicki Minaj

With The Pinkprint in stores today, Nicki Minaj paid a visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Accompanied by Skylar Grey, she hit the stage to perform her emotional single “Bed of Lies,” which Ellen calls one of the most beautiful songs off her new album.

She also chatted about her secret workout plan and impersonating Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian on “SNL.” “I love both of them,” she said.

When asked about her relationship status, Nicki said, “I’m really, really happy, and I think that’s what it’s all about.”

She revealed that recording the album was therapeutic. “I feel more peaceful. I feel I’ve gotten rid of things that were not healthy for me,” said Nicki, who plans to start a family in the near future.

“I will have a family, even if I don’t have $500 million,” she said. “I want a cute little fat baby.”

Plus, Ellen gave her a scare by having a man jump out of a box during the interview. “I hate you so much,” laughed Nicki. “I could’ve broken my neck. Who is that man?”

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Nicki Minaj Touches Down on ESPN ‘SportsCenter’

Kenny Mayne and Nicki Minaj

Touchdown. Nicki Minaj joined host Kenny Mayne during her visit to ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Friday night. In addition to debuting her new song “Win Again off The Pinkprint, the rap MVP showed off her touchdown celebration with a sexy dance around a spinning football.

She tossed around a football and recited Allen Iverson’s famous rant, “Are we talkin’ about practice?” And of course, she plugged The Pinkprint.

“It’s really emotional love stories and it’s all these amazing things that I’ve been going through for the last year, put on one album,” she said.

Nicki has also shared a couple sexy pics from her 2015 calendar, which you will receive if you purchase a Pinkprint bundle.

Tune in to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday and “The Real” on Friday to catch more Nicki as she gears up for Tuesday’s release of The Pinkprint.

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Video: Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – ‘Only’

Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj

Bad bitch alert. Nicki Minaj turns Pink Friday into Black Friday in the dark and twisted video for “Only,” the third single off The Pinkprint. In the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip (“Bang Bang”), the rap queen plays a dominatrix, who tortures her male victims in an underground sex dungeon.

Her Young Money brothers Drake and Lil Wayne marvel at her assets, while her “Love More” collaborator Chris Brown makes a creepy cameo, complete with colored contacts and a grill.

Due December 15, The Pinkprint also features Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Jessie Ware, Meek Mill, and more.

Nicki will appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Real” next week to promote the album.

Watch Queen Nicki dominate the screen.

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New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Beyoncé – ‘Feeling Myself’

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj

Following their “Flawless” collaboration (which was named Best Song of 2014 by TIME), Nicki Minaj reunites with Beyoncé on “Feeling Myself” for The Pinkprint. Her Minajesty lays down some cocky bars over the Hit-Boy-produced banger, while Queen Bey sets aside her modesty.

“Changed the game with that digital drop / Know where you was when that digital popped / I stopped the world,” boasts Bey.

In addition to Beyoncé, The Pinkprint features Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, Jessie Ware, Meek Mill, and more.

Hear the queens flex on the ego-boosting anthem.

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New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Meek Mill – ‘Big Daddy’

Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj

With less than a week until The Pinkprint release, Nicki Minaj drops off another new record. Her Minajesty teams with the recently released Meek Mill on “Big Daddy,” which she premiered on Cosmic Kev on Philly’s Power 99.

Over the Cardo production, Nicki snaps and even takes shots at the competition. “I might have to take him on tour just to fuck in Australia, Brisbane / Your time is tickin’ / You bitches will be around shorter than Vine vids.”

“Big Daddy” can be found on the deluxe edition of The Pinkprint, which also features Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and more.

Listen to the clean edit below.

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