7 years ago today, Nicki Minaj released her debut album, ‘Pink Friday.’ According to the self-proclaimed Queen of Rap, this release did not come without its share of obstacles. Nicki took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the album’s anniversary as well as reveal a few hurdles she had to overcome along the way.
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7 years ago this debut was released on the same day as Kanye’s #MBDTF [which I also appear on]. He sold half a million first week. I sold 375K first week. PF went #1 a few weeks later on the Billboard 200, breaking a record for the 1st female to do it since Ms.Lauryn Hill. – After all his love & support, my mentor Lil Wayne couldn’t be on my debut album due to a gun charge in NY. That had me fucked up @ the time. It’s now triple platinum and my final single off that album is almost DIAMOND. My fans have been the most loving, supportive, relentless people all over the world since b4 this album even dropped. Thank you. We’re about to do it all over again. Can’t wait to see you guys. Miss you so much. What was your fave off this album? 🦄 #RomansRevenge #RightThruMe #DidItOnEm #Moment4Life #Blazin #SuperBass #SaveMe #HereIAm #ImTheBest 🦄 ‼️‼️‼️ everyone gets hooks n songs already done now, all these songs I just named, (with exception of hook on super bass which I co wrote with ester) ‼️‼️‼️I not only wrote my rap, but I also wrote my own hooks.‼️‼️‼️I believe that’s why this album sounds so personal & honest.