Nicki Minaj turns her Kingdom upside down with a tweeted-and-deleted post. On Sunday (April 8), Barbie updated Twitter with a simple “4” before taking it down. It was her first post this year.
Fans spun out of control with speculation, even after the tweet was deleted. Many believed it was a not-so-subtle hint about her upcoming fourth album, the follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint.
Alert 🚨: Nicki recently tweeted “4” then quickly deleted the tweet. What does this mean?👀 pic.twitter.com/X7qsgzCw0H
— Nicki Minaj Views (@NickiMViews) April 8, 2018
Other fans thought the number could be a countdown to new music. “NICKI MINAJ TWEETED 4. AT MIDNIGHT IN 4 DAYS IT WILL BE FRIDAY THE 13TH. THIS MIGHT POSSIBLY BE THE DAY OF HER FOURTH ALBUM RELEASE,” tweeted one Barb.
NICKI MINAJ TWEETED 4,
AT MIDNIGHT IN 4 DAYS IT WILL BE FRIDAY THE 13TH.
THIS MIGHT POSSIBLY BE THE DAY OF HER FOURTH ALBUM RELEASE. pic.twitter.com/1Ay8dPNXoW
— ASH-CA$H.🦄 (@AshleyLove_x3) April 8, 2018
Little is known about Minaj’s fourth album. Last year, she released a three-pack bundle, including “No Frauds” featuring Lil Wayne and Drake, “Regret In Your Tears,” and the Lil Wayne-assisted “Changed It.”
She’s also been a mainstay with features, guesting on tracks with Migos, Cardi B, Nick Jonas, Farruko, Bad Bunny, 21 Savage, and A$AP Ferg.
Minaj has high hopes for her fourth album. “I have to release a classic at this point,” she explained. “I’m going to go even deeper than I went with The Pinkprint because I have a lot to talk about. Why not? I feel like when your fans wait two years for you to put out another album, it has to be worth it. It has to be an honest exchange of dialogue.”
UPDATE: Nicki Minaj keeps fans guessing. After fueling rumors with her “4” tweet, Barbie tweeted and deleted the number “3.” Her new tweet arrived Monday afternoon and was scrubbed away just moments later. Is Nicki about to return with new material this week?
— Nicki Minaj Views (@NickiMViews) April 9, 2018