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Nicki Minaj On New Album: “You’ll Never Know When It’s Coming…Until It Comes”

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Nicki Minaj sent the net into a frantic frenzy last night when she dropped new song and video ‘Lookin Ass N*gga’ like an atomic bomb.

With both the track and its accompanying cover causing controversy in earnest, the Young Money maven phoned in to The Angie Martinez Show on HOT 97 to discuss her return to the scene.

Honing in on the fever-pitch anticipation for Minaj’s new album ‘The Pink Print’, Martinez also quizzed the rapper on when fans can expect to hear the project.

Check out the femcee’s stealth-friendly answer below…

Regardless of whether Onika is planning a roll-out akin to Beyonce’s, it’s clear she’s embraced the power of “shock value” – as evidenced by yesterday’s surprise delivery. We’d love to see her continue this pattern to ensure every move she makes is an “event”.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm
    JESUS H CHRIST says:
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    LOL OK BEYONCE

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm
    truth tea says:
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    #BeyTaughtHa

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm
    :) says:
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    Bey inspired
    Love nicki though love her new look and her song
    Can’t wait to give her my money
    The single cover is much though

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm
    mya says:
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    Beyonce or nah? lol

    Beyonce has changed the game.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm
    Bey Advocate says:
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    *Big Sigh* Everybody cant do what Bey did lol J.Cole pulled the same little stunt with his mixtape…have you heard it? but i knew celebs were going to start doing this #Beyinspired

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm
    Rihyeezy says:
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    So you can announce a mixtape coming but not an album?
    Trying to gain some needed attention huh?
    Girl BYE!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm
    EMPRESS WHITNEY says:
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    “Art-Pop” … Part 2.

    ;)

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:44 pm
    Bey Advocate says:
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    The song is nice but she doesnt have the stardom it’ll only get hits if it trends on twitter or something

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:44 pm
    RoyalKev says:
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    Lol. I see what your up to Nicki! … This might get interesting!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm
    Unbiased says:
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    Nicki girl…You are not Bey, her fan base and star power was huge enough to pull that off. Try it and you will flop harder than ArtPop!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    David Bowie needs to offer these two copycat unoriginal video ho’s (Bey, Nicki) some seats.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:50 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    I’m guessing just like Jay-Z used his Samsung money to purchase his ho’s album; CM/YM is ready to purchase this buck tooth horse teeth ugly fake ho’s albums.

    So much for originality.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:51 pm
    Marcus says:
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    Hmmm..I’m Here For A Surprise Album From Her!

    She’s Going To Get My Money Either Way. Lol

    This New Look Is Really Bringing Attention To Her (In A Very Good Way) & The Anticipation For New Music From Her Is Growing. :D

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    When will FLOPloaded hit platinum?

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm
    cocobutta says:
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    I think Nicki a smart bish.
    What I would do if I was her is drop a hot official single & video then release album 2-4 weeks after it.

    Buzzed then stirred & public prepared to buy & then she get’s her FULL 1st week billboard charting.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm
    mya says:
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    David Bowie released one song and one video on the day of announcement. Beyonce who released an entire album with videos to match the entire album. There is no comparison. Beyonce did it better.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:58 pm
    Rosie says:
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    Beyoncé, her impact.
    If she does pull that s*** it will sell less than 100K first week unless it is released on a Monday/Tuesday.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm
    MuzikLuv says:
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    Like how she put it out there in the water so it has us thinking WHEN IS IT COMING??

    She can do a remixed version of what Bey has done but not the exact same blueprint.
    Plus it won’t be classed “a visual album” so she got to make sure strategy gives her time for a single just before or immediately after album drops

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm
    QUEEN MARIAH > YOU h** says:
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    She FXUCKING TOLD she’s not RELEASING her like BEYONCE.

    you fxcking idiots dumb ass biatches @ TGJ

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm
    QUEEN MARIAH > YOU h** says:
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    LMAO @ these basic hoaxes “beyonce’s impact” what impact ?!?

    She said she’s not releasing her album like Beyonce only because they asked her anyway lmao

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm
    Netta the great says:
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    i like how she just dropped her song without a bunch of teasing and hype, but she can’t go the beyonce route.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm
    UbettaWERK says:
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    It’s like these b****** have no shame when it comes to copying Beyonce. They don’t even try to play it off.

    First they all go dying their hair blonde. . then they copy her sound, now they want to drop albums like her.

    Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.

    That’s cute for her though.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:21 pm
    Theman says:
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    She isn’t Beyonce, what she should do is randomly drop a single/video, and set a date for her album. Last go around she allowed the hype to get to her head. Heck a lot Bey fans wanted the albumin their hands, but got it the only way it was available at first.. She needs an authentic setup..

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm
    WE FOUND RIHANNA. says:
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    DAAAAMMM ALL THESE NO LIFE STANS BE ON HERE ALL DAY CALLING SOMEBODY A FLOP!! WHEN IN REALITY THEY MAKE MORE MONEY AN HOUR THAN YOU & YOUR WHOLE FAMILY COMBINED. LOVEBIRD, ROSIE, MOLLY RIHFLOPPZY & ALL THE OTHER BROKE HATERS WHO’S RICHER YOU OR NICKI. I’LL BE WAITING RIGHT HERE FOR THAT ANSWER. HOPE YOU CAN TELL THE TRUTH, NOW WHO’S THE FLOP? A BASIC TGJ TROLL OR SOMEBODY WHO WAS ON IDOL WHO GOT A 12 MILLION DOLLAR CHECK? BROKE ASS INTERNET BUMS!!!!!! @lovebird @molly @rosie HAHAHA!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:28 pm
    WE FOUND RIHANNA. says:
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    DAAAAMMM ALL THESE NO LIFE STANS BE ON HERE ALL DAY CALLING SOMEBODY A FLOP!! WHEN IN REALITY THEY MAKE MORE MONEY AN HOUR THAN YOU & YOUR WHOLE FAMILY COMBINED. LOVEBIRD, ROSIE, MOLLY RIHFLOPPZY & ALL THE OTHER BROKE HATERS WHO’S RICHER YOU OR NICKI. I’LL BE WAITING RIGHT HERE FOR THAT ANSWER. HOPE YOU CAN TELL THE TRUTH, NOW WHO’S THE FLOP? A BASIC TGJ TROLL OR SOMEBODY WHO WAS ON IDOL WHO GOT A 12 MILLION DOLLAR CHECK? BROKE ASS INTERNET BUMS!!!!!! @lovebird @molly @rosie HAHAHA!!!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm
    WE FOUND RIHANNA. says:
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    OMG. NICKI IS MAKING MONEY & TRENDING WORLDWIDE. WHAT ARE YA’LL DOING WITH YA’LL BROKE ASSES BESIDE TROLLING TGJ. SHE GETS 250,000 A VERSE NOW. THAT’S MORE THAN ALL OF YOUR ENTIRE FAMILIES EARNINGS!!!!!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:32 pm
    WE FOUND RIHANNA. says:
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    WHO’S RICHER YOU OR NICKI. THIS MIGHT TAKE A WHILE. BROKE ASS NO LIVE TGJ TROLLS. I’D BE MAD TOO IF A BLACK b**** MAKING MORE MONEY THAN ME. HEY LOVEBIRD THIS IS FOR YOU. I GUESS THIS TGJ POWER IS GETTING TO YOUR BROKE ASS HEAD!!!! BYEEEEEEEEE

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm
    JER says:
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    You’ll know it when it’s come and gone BYE

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm
    Del Bey says:
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    Trying to do a beyonce on us are we Onika? hopefully it will pull successful numbers like bey did. P.s she went innnnnmm on looking ass, got me gassed like I was back in the mixtape days, I’m lookin forwar to this album
    and I can tell she’s gonna bring IT. and to all those complaining about the overuse of the word n**** need to CHILL because when you got songs like ‘my n****, my n****’ and ‘n**** I ain’t worried about nothing’ you don’t wanna chat or say s***, but when it’s nicki y’all wanna create noise

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm
    Godnika Teas says:
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    My body is ready to be slayed Onika

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:39 pm
    FutureCIARA says:
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    b**** just announce a f***** release date, and leave the gimmicks and bafoolery at home!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm
    SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) says:
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    Icki you are NOT Beyonce. Sit down!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm
    Kitty says:
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    Get that controversy Queen. She truly is the black Madonna. got the internet abuzz yass bit!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm
    nicko says:
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    I think Bey set a new trend. But umm.. cant wair for the 3rd album i KNOW its gonna slay. Nicki created such a huge buzz with LAN. EVRYONE IS TALKIN ABOUT THE SONG. She been trending in the US all day, she was trending WW yesterday, the video already has 6M views on WSHH (jusr one day) n the UNOFFICIAL video on youtube already has 1M views. Every blog is talkin about it. N some radio stations r ALREADY playing the song. Like Nicki said “this is not a song but a CONVERSATION”. Nicki never fails to impress me. I didnt know she was STILL able to create such a HUGE buzz. SLAYYY NIC . PS: Even tho this song is not a single, she shouldve put it on itunes, it wouldve done well imo.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 8:49 pm
    Que says:
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    Rap feminist tbh, I’m here for it.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm
    T says:
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    You’re a f*cking idiot. Stop trying to discredit Bey because your flop a** fave could never.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:18 pm
    Molly says:
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    Lmao if icki released a surprise album it will sell less then the re up.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm
    Onickawins says:
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    Lmao @ no one talking about Mariah. LMAO! “hang it up FLATSCREEN!”

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm
    ♪►Muzzac◄♪ says:
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    Yes she said that, but then she said she will release the date when the album is actually done. So she is not copying Beyonce.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm
    Molly says:
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    I heard Mariahs song on the radio today didn’t hear flopnikas :-/

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm
    Que says:
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    @Molly don’t bring that mess in here you seen how messy it got yesterday. don’t do it please….

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    Molly says:
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    @Que you should be telling @OniggaLoses the same thing tho.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm
    Que says:
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    Can we please just get over these useless stan wars everyone? it’s useless put your time to better use by buying your favs songs on itunes or requesting their songs on the radio or something.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm
    Mika says:
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    I really AM NOT a diehard beyonce fan, but everybody is going to be copying her move. It won’t have the same success each time the next artist does it.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:43 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) says:
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    LOL!!! you are NOT Beyonce, no were NEAR BEYONCE! LOL. You’re at a place were you’re trying to WIN back your urban audience. Don’t set yourself up for a major FLOP by not PROPERLY promoting that album. It’ll FLOP the Beyonce way lol!!!! Onika tried it! Lol she really did….

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm
    Molly says:
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    @EnoughOnika Lmao Hey Doll!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:54 pm
    Rosie says:
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    So when does Tryhard Ass N*gga go on iTunes? At least Moo’s label was generous enough to buy a few copies and let it go top 10 for a few seconds.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm
    K-slay says:
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    Can’t wait for this album. Nicki always delivers, But the way Mariah’s single tumbled down itunes tho. Ki Ki

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  • February 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm
    K-slay says:
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    @rosie dummy the song is not even available for perches on itunes. it was a free song released for the fans and the internet to build buzz. you have to wait for the official first single since you’re so eager and worried about her itunes charting. you under cover stans i tell ya.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm
    GREEKGOD says:
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    Ciara stand still talking about Nicki’s future numbers. They need to worry about the number of Future’s future baby mommas.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm
    SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) says:
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    @Rosie while Mariah remains unbothered with over 100,000,000 records sold in the US alone. So hypocritical of you to say Mariah was buying her own singles when people were also saying your fave (Bey) was buying her own album. DIL was only in ITunes top ten for a little over a day and is already falling down Billboard hot 100. Stop coming for Mariah & worry about your fave. It’s like you’re begging for a Stan war with the lambs. Let’s wait and see how Lana and Bey sell @ 43.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm
    SHAWTY says:
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    YAS BEY!

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  • February 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) says:
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    Hey @Molly boo

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  • February 13, 2014 at 10:48 pm
    My Forehead Tho says:
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    At age 32 Beyonce had the highest grossing tour and best selling album of the year, both of which she sold off her name alone. Lol she’ll be fine when she’s 43. What’s odd, though, is how hard a woman who sold 200+million albums, had 18 #1s and is a “living legend ” would flop if she ever attempted to do what Beyonce did.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm
    Mark111 says:
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    Only a few will be able to do what Bey did and sale. Hip Hop’s top dogs can, cause let’s be real, nothing is more hyped than a rap album for a few weeks. Nicki may, but the thing is she has to hint that an album is coming Vs just dropping it out the blue like Beyonce did.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm
    R says:
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    Yeezus taught these hoes first even before the Camel lover dropped her album with no marketing even doe it sucked. Niki starting to look like a 45 year old Latina with her fake long asz hair and thick old thighs. Them buck teeth of hers can scrap my meat anytime.

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  • February 13, 2014 at 11:51 pm
    king bey says:
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    Out of all of beyonce current peers none have the star power she has right now to pull just randomly dropping an album, it could end up being career suicide for some of these artists, beyonce did it coming outta of a ‘flop’ album were people had written her of as someone who was flopping music wise. But somehow i think nicki is arrogant enough to attempt doing something similar to what bey did

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  • February 14, 2014 at 12:01 am
    Rosie says:
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    It’s obvious Bey doesn’t give a s*** about single sales at this point, especially when her album went platinum in like a few days and she has an 86 on Metacritic. She’s not like Mooriah who released 4 lead singles and pushed back her album 728 times just because none of them were a big hit. My faves would never. All 3 of Lana’s US singles released before Paradise (incl. the two BTD singles) flopped to hell and back but did that keep her from releasing, and on Black Friday with so much competition? No. Even #Beautiful was a decent sized hit in the States. If Moo and her team really cared about the music and the fans the album would’ve been released last summer, as it was supposed to be.
    And kii @ how You’re Mine is plummeting down iTunes. A Tamar Braxton tea.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 12:36 am
    Os says:
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    She doing her thing can’t wait to buy the album.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 3:47 am
    ChiTown says:
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    One word: TRASH
    Rosa Clemente started a CHANGE.ORG Petition regarding this trash bucket and YM, please sign it….oh yes, HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

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  • February 14, 2014 at 4:02 am
    DIGGER BEY says:
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    THE POWER OF THE QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nicki probably will do good numbers but there’s only ONE QUEEN! Watch Rihoe and Citranny try the samething and the latter b*tch flopping so Damn Miserable. #BEYONCE THE LIVING LEGEND

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  • February 14, 2014 at 4:23 am
    bibi93 says:
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    We love U Nicki!!

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  • February 14, 2014 at 4:46 am
    h2o says:
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    HAGriah Carey: “@Rosie while Mariah remains unbothered with over 100,000,000 records sold in the US alone.”

    Keep living in the past. Let’s see where this route will take you in the end.

    What a KII

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  • February 14, 2014 at 5:53 am
    ASBEENISH says:
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    you b****** is so pressed she clearly said she will not be doing a Beyonce. s****. She’s also going onto another station tomorrow. She will do big numbers. Watch

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  • February 14, 2014 at 7:12 am
    Lolz says:
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    Beyonce. Ha impact.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 8:23 am
    GREEKGOD says:
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    She clearly said she’s not going to pull a B.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 9:21 am
    the truth honey says:
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    This stank puuussy skank eont have an orginal cell in her muthafuckn body!! God i dont like ha!

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  • February 14, 2014 at 10:23 am
    BEYHIVE_MINAJ says:
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    Y’all are so f****** stupid,it hurts. She clearly didn’t say anything about pulling off what the queen just did. What she means,is that it will come out when it’s ready. I’m happy she’s taking her time. Looking Ass n**** slayed the s*** out of me.
    And if you got offended by the lyrics,she was talking to YOU.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 10:34 am
    Bravo!!! says:
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    i notice beyonce, kelly, and michelle being doing a lot of hang time. i would not be surprise if destiny child drops a surprise album. now, i think a surprise destiny child album will sell over an million with in 3 days. people are waiting on a destiny child reunion. beyonce has a lot of down time, and we know kelly and michelle do as well. this will be a great time to release a destiny child album this year.

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  • February 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm
    Tyler says:
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    Dis b**** tryin to pull a Beyonce

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  • February 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    Roman Minaj says:
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    The queen is NOT dumb
    1) Beyonce wasn’t the first person to do what she did, research it huns. It made hell of an impact, BUT, She wasn’t the first…
    2) I got a feeling Nicki is gonna do something like give a release date a couple days before it’s released…like if it was March 3rd she’d be like “Pick up ‘The Pink Print’ on March 6th! In stores…” type s***…. But. Point Being, if it’s material is ANYTHING like the s*** she did on LAN, then, #ThePinkPrint will slay livvvess, Just like Pink Friday, Roman Reloaded and not too much of The Re-Up but i still love it…

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  • February 14, 2014 at 3:05 pm
    Nicki Minaj the queen says:
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    THE good thing about LAN was it got over 2 million vies in only 2 hours after it´s release and now in 1 day it got over 6 million. So the song is creating a lot of buzz. Nicki is gonna do well with this next album :)

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  • February 14, 2014 at 6:25 pm
    Black royalty says:
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    Between this fake ass R. Kelly and fake as retard dunk known ass Nick I Minaji I cannot believe for black history they beef. Black man vs black women. Keep it classy and show respect. Today’s music is of the devil because he was the angel of music. I’m black and I have respect for me and my heritage like some of you. This music is tasteless. Stand Up Nas, Mos def, Lauren hill and help teach these clown ass fools about black pride. Women people hear this they think all blacks feed into this. Newsflash, we don’t! !

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