Nicki Minaj Delays Release Date For ‘Pink Friday 2’
There’s some sad news for the Barbz. Unfortunately, Nov. 17 is not when you’ll be hearing Pink Friday 2. Nicki Minaj has delayed the release date for her fifth studio album again. She addressed the change in release date during an Instagram Live video on Tuesday (Oct. 24).
“I have never in my life been so in love with something that I’m working on,” Nicki said. She said that the album has been in the works for five years. She says the five-year gap between albums is partially due to the writer’s block she had during her pregnancy with her son, who she calls “Papa Bear.” As for the release date change for Pink Friday 2, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz announced that they would be dropping a collab album. Welcome 2 Collegrove is set to arrive on Nov. 17 which was Nicki’s original release date for Pink Friday 2. Nicki and Wayne have a tight friendship as he was the one who signed her to Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
“Weezy and 2 Chainz, they announced their date. And you know how me and Weezy play. He would never,” Nicki said.
The New Date
“The new album date for this incredible body of work that I am so proud of is on a very special day to me and to the Barbz,” she said as she announced that Pink Friday 2 would be arriving on her 41st birthday: Dec. 8.
She also told her fans that she will be launching a new fragrance called Pink Friday 2 that is set to come out on Dec. 13. The fragrance will be available through Amazon and J.C. Penny starting Dec. 26.
The bigger news is that the rapper announced that while fans won’t be able to listen to Pink Friday 2 just yet, a presale for her tour will start on Nov. 17.
Nicki Minaj Delays Pink Friday 2 For A Surprise
This is not the first time Pink Friday 2 has been delayed. Back in June, Nicki addressed her fans about the delay via Instagram.
“Dear Barbz,” Nicki began in the caption of the post addressing her fanbase. “I’ve been trying to find the right time to tell you this for a few days. Due to some really exciting news that I’ll share with you guys @ a later time, I’ve shifted the album date just a tad bit. Trust me, it’ll be WELL WORTH THE WAIT…but since I AM shifting the date just a tad, I’d like to give you guys a tiny SIP of some more album tea so that I don’t have to get cussed out [sad emoji] so…here it goes: [pink bow emoji] MY NEW ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED ON 11.17.23.”