After laying low for most of 2013, Nicki Minaj is gearing up for the release of her third studio album, The Pink Print. Recently, she made her presence felt with a series of teaser tracks and remixes, including “Lookin A** N*gga”, her remix of Young Thug‘s “Danny Glover”, “Chiraq”, and “Yass Bish!!”. Today, however, she returns with the proper first single from The Pink Print in “Pills N Potion”. (Consequence of Sound)
“Early wed morning > RT @Tia__ox: @NICKIMINAJ can we pretty please have a release time?!,” Minaj wrote May 19 night.
“No. More like 6-9 am EST > RT @MogulMinaj_: @NICKIMINAJ are we talking Midnight Nic????”” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
The rapper unveiled the title on the red carpet of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 18), where she introduced Lorde’s performance of “Tennis Court.” Minaj also described the sound of “Pills N Potions,” which precedes her third album “The Pinkprint,” to Billboard’s Keith Caulfield. (Billboard)
“It feels very uplifting and it feels very soulful,” Nicki told Rap-Up TV. “It’s a great, I feel, indicator of what The Pink Print will feel like in terms of the storyline of that song.” The follow-up to 2012?s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, due later this year, marks a return to her roots. “The Pink Printwill remind people why they fell in love with Nicki Minaj,” she said. “And I think that needs to be done.” (Rap-Up)