Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Announces ‘The Pinkprint’ Release Date

Barbz, get ready. After much anticipation, Nicki Minaj has set a release date for her third studio album The Pinkprint.

The follow-up to 2012’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving on November 24, she announced before hitting the stage at “Fashion Rocks.”

The album has produced the singles “Pills N Potions” and the Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampled “Anaconda,” which is currently No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album marks a return to her roots. “The Pinkprint will remind people why they fell in love with Nicki Minaj,” she told Rap-Up TV. “And I think that needs to be done.”

The Pinkprint was inspired by Jay Z’s 2001 classic The Blueprint. “I want female rappers to be able to pattern themselves with what I’ve done one day,” Nicki told “The Breakfast Club.” “I think the album is so classic. 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.”

In addition to Nicki, Young Money plans to release Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V on October 28 and Tyga’s The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty on November 18.