Aug 26 2010
Nicki Minaj, wearing a pink kimono and drawing a sword - Samurai Nicki

Nicki Minaj: Samurai Nicki + Pink Friday Coming.. Soon

There she is: Nicki Minaj in a new promotional photo that she’s calling “Samurai Nicki.” It’s a great, creative shot. Now if there is a music industry God, or an assistant that handles this aspect of keeping people entertained, it’s part of a campaign for Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday, tentatively set for release on November 23. Yeah, the album is coming. Unbelievably, Nicki Minaj recently told Honey magazine she really wanted to release Pink Friday next year, but felt pressured to do so by Cash Money ie. Baby.

Her fear? “I don’t feel like people really know me yet.”

Really? How many guest spots/verses on random songs is it going to take? Nicki Minaj is beyond due to release this album. If she waits and longer, she risks cooling off and people (the Barbie army) getting tired of her, before she has a chance to list the first official entry in her discography. Learn Jay-Z’‘s blueprint for a 10+ album career: Don’t waste lyrics. If the history books were shut right now, musically, Nicki Minaj would be known for one great mixtape and some appearances.

Anyway, with Lil Wayne bouncing off Rikers Island in November, he’ll likely want to get on a track or two. That’d be a triumphant move and would surely boost sales. So there is a chance her album will get pushed back and Nicki gets her wish for that 2011 release date. Or maybe, you will still get lucky and instead of Friday, you get a Barbie for Christmas! Hmm, grab the camera, I see another photoshoot

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 damar4cia Thu, Aug 26, 2010 - 5:38 pm

you loke hot girl you are a veary intellut

2 Tanya Fri, Aug 27, 2010 - 7:51 am

Waitn 4 pink friday 😉

3 JanaeGraham Tue, Aug 31, 2010 - 12:50 pm

I can’t for Pink Friday why didn’t I think of dat? Nicki is my girl go head baby

4 Anamaria Thu, Sep 02, 2010 - 11:35 am

I love nickiminaj she is the best

5 Taty Ndeke Thu, Sep 02, 2010 - 7:46 pm

Go Nicki,ya da best i v eva heard!

6 shayne carter jr Thu, Sep 02, 2010 - 8:52 pm

This y0 circus ride it its yours bby..nw i knw ths knda genre wont fade away dat easly,thanx t0 my man Weezy you guys rock my life out..young money

7 fiinny Sun, Sep 05, 2010 - 12:14 pm

—dhiss Poppin gurl

8 Jacari iLy Nicki Fri, Sep 10, 2010 - 9:40 pm

iLike Dis Pic & qo Head Nicki You The best.!1

9 Jimmy Thu, Sep 16, 2010 - 11:37 am

Bad styling. This dress is not kimono. Disgusting!

10 Tasha Thu, Sep 16, 2010 - 11:41 am

I also think that her dress is teribbly bad. Just like an imitation of cheap Chiniese dress.

11 Shalana Mon, Sep 20, 2010 - 10:43 am

lets get it Nicki, ur gonna “ripe the run way!” (british voice) i love pink, & i love u! (:

12 Mcfren Tue, Sep 21, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Nicki u da bestest luv u…

13 nayneezyy Thu, Sep 23, 2010 - 2:14 pm

um noooo nicki ,

14 kizzy money Fri, Sep 24, 2010 - 7:28 am

to all the btchz dat hate nicki ..i hate u 2 but if u luv her then i luv u i think shes pretty way better than lil kim and lilmama repin BARBIE all the way money weezy….young money 4 eva…..xxxxxxxx

15 jahira Mon, Sep 27, 2010 - 2:31 pm

cant wait for nicki minajs ablum do your thang gurl I F*CKIN LOVE YOU

16 `Juicy LaDii CoutUre~* Mon, Oct 04, 2010 - 3:58 pm

wow ilove nicki but she t2 krazii 04 meh shes another lady gaga Kwazzi!!!.

17 lulu Tue, Oct 05, 2010 - 8:05 am

u’re f**kin’ craze babe, go ahead, do ya thing

18 dayne Thu, Oct 07, 2010 - 8:23 pm

go away already

19 43rd Mon, Oct 11, 2010 - 2:40 pm

u the baddest no lie.

20 Tyra Wed, Oct 13, 2010 - 10:37 am

nikki u look nasty ok i come from the V.I ok

21 tyra Wed, Oct 13, 2010 - 10:46 am

i not like bitchez like u nikin

22 chingy Sun, Oct 17, 2010 - 12:29 am

noo noo nikki

23 Dukes Wed, Oct 27, 2010 - 8:49 am

i caint wait to go and get a copy ,good work Nici Minaj

24 duke jnr Wed, Oct 27, 2010 - 8:54 am

drizzy and nicki make the perfect couple.they’ll be better and richer than mis b and jayz in no time


25 Maroi Wed, Oct 27, 2010 - 2:16 pm

ummmm, richer and better than B and J?!!! Yeah minus the class. Drake doesnt really look like he likes Nicki romantically. Mark my word. This is like Ben Affleck and J-Lo’s brief,fabricated relationship. Affleck was A-list Hollywood and J-Lo was barrio at best. Those two werent really a couple. It didnt make sense. Nor would a Drake and Nicki match. But hey if you wanna promote a label (or a bad movie like Ben and J-Lo did) create some pretend romance or other assorted drama.

Now to Nicki, she doesnt know who SHE is yet. Stop wearing the blonde and colorful wigs. Lil Kim already mastered that look. Beautiful, Nicki is. Her rap style is weird, not unique, just weird. like she slips into a drug trip mid rap. She has talent tho. I’d like to see how she transform her image and style….because she must be more than a
an odd, younger reproduction of Lil Kim. Kick Lil Kim to the curb if you wanna but Lil Kim did her own thing…not like any other lady rapper and was smooth and in control. Nicki is just odd, deranged like the boy on The Shining, mumbling “RED RUM, RED RUM”.

26 nakiyah Sat, Oct 30, 2010 - 10:18 am

omg ive got to meet you, u are so pretti i will meet u some day i will really want u to have kids. bye thtz all i want to say and remeber u vare such a barbie happy halloween

27 molly Sun, Oct 31, 2010 - 7:47 am

heeya nicki i really love how u look on that pic

28 Phat Phat Tue, Nov 02, 2010 - 9:41 pm

OMFg nicki minaj is the best.

29 marcela Wed, Nov 03, 2010 - 8:41 pm

is right gonna be on this 1 lov tha pic gurl

30 mari Fri, Nov 05, 2010 - 12:12 pm

watin for pink friday

31 <>> Tue, Nov 23, 2010 - 10:08 am


32 kya Wed, Dec 01, 2010 - 9:19 am

nikki is so different and have her own style ..lil kim need to fall bak and thtz real she jus hatin old ass.!

33 vanessa Wed, Dec 01, 2010 - 4:27 pm

i love it

34 UR1NONLI Fri, Dec 03, 2010 - 8:06 pm


35 cla Wed, Dec 08, 2010 - 2:29 pm

hell at al dz tryna hate on nicki, yall suck bitches

36 Shayy Wed, Dec 08, 2010 - 2:51 pm

- Ayee . iLove That CD ’ Fav Sonq - ( Did It On Em ]
&+. That’s My Bitch

37 Shayy Wed, Dec 08, 2010 - 2:53 pm

&. Kim Uqly Ole Asz Need2 Fall Dhee Fuckk Backk- Reall Shxtt . ! Boww Bytch .

38 SHASTA Wed, Dec 08, 2010 - 6:03 pm


39 MONEK Wed, Dec 08, 2010 - 9:22 pm


40 marshi'boo Thu, Dec 09, 2010 - 10:01 am

hi nikki im 14 n i went 2 get your cd i listend 2 it n i feel dat u put your hard work n dis 1 u should b really proud of yourself n i really loved it 8,9,10 oh n 1,2,10 u should b ....... so ...happy ..... u r my star u keep up the good work n dnt let your haters stop yo thang n yo game u feel me i got 2 go but i’ll ttyl later

      peace n luv


41 babyboo654 Fri, Dec 10, 2010 - 5:03 pm

lov nicki m. to hard, she go to hard. and them itches out there that think she crazy and she to live. luv u to barbies!! 😊. but to you itches who think she to crazy aint got no fashion sence, no comment to yall MEGA HATERS! Get a life and leave nicki alone. Da done done!

42 alexis Thu, Dec 16, 2010 - 10:45 am

gul u so crazy i love ur hair and ur swag

43 SONIA Tue, Dec 21, 2010 - 1:21 pm


44 Tytianna slown Fri, Jan 07, 2011 - 1:45 pm

OKay look, this is what i have to say to maroi.
Nicki minaj is a trendsetter she is beautiful & talented & unlike lil kim she is different & unique.
TRUE! She is a little weird at times but that’s her you have to be who you wanna be in life and people like you maroi don’[t understand that;so you become a rapper and we will see if you sale BITCH!

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46 s3xxxy Thu, Jan 27, 2011 - 11:20 am

im luvin the wig and outfit l00ks g00d:)

47 india Sat, Mar 05, 2011 - 12:21 pm

ilike your songs i am form brokliny new york

48 domy Sun, Mar 06, 2011 - 3:17 pm

i knew dat bitch is up 2 sumthing

49 malik Mon, May 16, 2011 - 6:11 pm

to sexy nicki

50 bitch im grownn......&luvin; it;; Sat, Jun 11, 2011 - 1:57 pm

nicki….u dha best.!!! u my idol…keep it up gurly. luv ya… homo.

51 &&IMA; TRU BAD BITCH Sat, Jun 11, 2011 - 1:59 pm

jimmy shut tha f**k up. u aint bout nun bro so dnt hate.!!!

52 &&IMA; TRU BADD BITCH Sat, Jun 11, 2011 - 2:03 pm

2 all tha haters….. #DNT HATE HA KU U AINT HA.!!!!!

53 jaquandria Wed, Aug 10, 2011 - 1:18 pm

i like it wat is it

54 shae Wed, Aug 29, 2012 - 2:08 pm

go nicki turn up the swagg hope you live to see many more cool.i love you nicki no matter what they say oj still do.

55 joshuana Mon, Jun 03, 2013 - 5:43 pm

i love her i am a big fan