This Friday (Nov. 20) will be the 10-year anniversary of Nicki Minaj’s studio debut Pink Friday, and the Queens native has something exciting in store. On Wednesday evening (Nov. 18), Minaj alerted her loyal fanbase about an upcoming “virtual celebration” to mark the milestone.
“Barbz, Friday is the 10 year anniversary of Pink Friday,” she tweeted. “Get your outfits ready for the virtual celebration.”
In 2010, Pink Friday debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200. The record has since been certified triple-platinum and spawned hits like “Super Bass,” “Moment 4 Life” and “Your Love.” The debut effort also housed an impressive features list, including Eminem, Rihanna, Drake, will.i.am, Kanye West and Natasha Bedingfield.
Besides a recent collaboration with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Minaj has been staying out of the spotlight as of late. The 37-year-old gave birth to her son back in September and shared a first glimpse of the newborn — a photo of his tiny foot — a few weeks later. On Instagram, Minaj shared the congratulatory messages she’d received.
“Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time,” she wrote in a post. “It meant the world to me. I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love. My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world.”
The newborn is Minaj’s first child and her first with husband Kenneth Petty. The two were wed last August.
“I think I have what I was striving for — just happiness,” she told listeners on her Beats 1 Radio show after marrying Petty. “It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there, I don’t want to compromise that for anyone or anything.”
While this Friday will see Minaj reminiscing on her debut album, the rapper is also reportedly working on her next studio effort. In a past interview with Complex, Minaj said that around the time she got married and had her first child, she’d like to be working on her fifth album.
“I want to make sure I do it in that order; I’ve always felt like that since I was young. My mother always put that in my head,” she told the outlet. “By the fifth album, I will have walked down the aisle and I will at least be on baby number one, possibly baby number two.”
See Minaj’s tweet about tomorrow’s “virtual celebration” below.
Barbz, Friday is the 10 year anniversary of Pink Friday. get your outfits ready for the virtual celebration.— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 19, 2020