Hold onto your pink wigs. Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday is coming a little sooner than expected.
The debut album from rap’s reigning diva will arrive a day early on November 22, Rap-Up.com has learned. It will go up directly against releases from Kanye West (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy), Akon (Stadium), Jay-Z (The Hits Collection Vol. 1), and Ne-Yo (Libra Scale), all hitting stores on the Monday before Black Friday. Prior to this shift, Minaj had been touting a November 23 release.
“To carry on a great tradition of Black Friday, we are going to switch it up this year in honor of the Nicki Minaj album and call that day Pink Friday, and call my album Pink Friday,” she previously told fans during a Ustream session.
Young Money’s First Lady has already started promoting the disc with appearances on the MTV Video Music Awards, “Late Show with David Letterman,” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” The album has produced the singles “Massive Attack,” “Your Love,” “Right Thru Me,” and the will.i.am-assisted “Check It Out.”
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