Report: Nicki Minaj Delays New Music To Support Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’

Published: Sunday 8th Apr 2018 by David

As the world’s highest-selling female rapper much is made of Nicki Minaj‘s ability to compete with a new wave of Hip-Hop starlets hoping to soar in a lane she carved out for herself.

Now, after Cardi B urged fans not to buy into claims that the ladies are feuding, Minaj has received praise from music lovers after a report published by the platform ‘MNR’ (and substantiated by TGJ’s sources with ties to both ladies) revealed that she delayed the new release of new material to support Cardi’s.

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The release of her new commercial with Karl BenzMercedes and activity detected by her fans on her VEVO page this month gave Minaj’s fans good reason to believe her new material had nabbed an April due date.


Yesterday, said fans learned that they may not have been entirely wrong.

For, according to well-placed sources, Minaj had considered releasing new music at the top of the month but changed her mind after learning Cardi’s well-received set ‘Invasion of Privacy’ was to impact retailers on April 6th.

The report alleges that Minaj was encouraged to unlock her new sounds in the same period as Cardi but, realising that her pure sales would eclipse the newcomer’s, stepped out of the way to avoid a chart war she is likely to have won.

How Cardi’s opening week numbers are to set fare when compared to her contemporaries? Very well.

The album is set to open around the 170,000 units mark (45,000 of this stemming from pure sales) and outperform the first week figures nabbed by Iggy Azalea‘s ‘The New Classic’, Azealia Banks‘ ‘Broke with Expensive Taste’ and Remy Ma‘s ‘Plata o Plomo.’

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  1. Kool Kid April 8, 2018

    No. Nicki was shook. Thats why she didnt release! Woulda been a Shether Part 2!

    • Sugar April 8, 2018

      Nicki’s Lowest number is FOUR times as big as Cardi’s number. Please bare that in mind Friend.

      • Blaaah April 8, 2018

        Stink Friday was never gold on the day it was released. ☕️ For an artist not to wear clown suits, do full out EDM records, or disrespect other legendary female rappers like Lil Kim, Cardi’s doing AMAZING filling the void of 8 years. ??

      • Bey Bey is Better April 8, 2018

        Number 1. Invasion is not actually gold. If it was it’s first week sales would be half a million not 100k. 2. Pink Friday was EDM?

      • KodakRedd! April 8, 2018

        Nicki has NEVER pushed 500,000 copies of anything in one week!! Are you Dumb????

      • Jahon April 8, 2018

        you need to read the news more often because carti new album went gold on its first day out a record that Nicki will never do and it’s almost Platinum as I’m leaving you this message as to where Nicki Minaj album is still sitting at the status of gold…#FACTS

  2. TaylorDuh April 8, 2018

    Good job Sis! thats support, Nicki will respect anybody as long as they respect her grind, social media just want a battle between them.

  3. DC3 FOREVER April 8, 2018

    She’s mighty confident in those sales numbers isn’t she? Arrogant much?

    • April 8, 2018

      Nicki will never win in some of you peoples eyes.

      • Mr.StLaurent April 8, 2018

        Truth ??

  4. F You April 8, 2018

    Nicki s*** gone flop, that’s why,NEXT

  5. Marcel April 8, 2018

    LMAO Cardi would have still slayed I mean didn’t Nicki release three singles that flopped and only two out of the 234132556 singles she released last year had any impact

  6. DIABETES UNBOTHERED April 8, 2018

    To put this FLOP in perspective, back in 2003 Solange debut Solo Star… yes SOLANGE sold 112,000 copies first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. No Hits whatsoever , no popularity whatsoever yet sold a significant portion of what ALIYAH used to sell. It baffles me to this day cuz her music was awful back then. But I will say Cardi B has HEAT on this album and the better songs after Bodak Yellow (10, Money Bag, Thru yur Phone & i like It) have not been released yet. This will be a SLOW & STEADY seller mark my words. And Nikki is PLAYED OUT, Pink Print FLOPPED and only proved the Legends RIGHT, “ALL Female Artist that Collaborate with BEYONCE do not live to tell about it” (Missy, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Gaga, and now NIKKI) Nikki was no exception. I see Cardi atleast going GOLD, Migos doesnt do much better, nor does Rihanna for that matter LOL and outside of that Nikkis Music Sucks Cardi is Way better Musically and Talent Wise, to me Cardi even looks better than Nikki overall.

    • Nico April 8, 2018

      The Pinkrpint is multi-plat and outsold a lot of albums that came out the same yr. Its first week’s sales were higher than Cardi’s too. Ure delusional

      • DIABETES UNBOTHERED April 8, 2018

        Pink P*iss which was a COPY of jayz BLUEPRINT lol, a FAILED one at that. I hope you know that SOUNDSCAN and RIAA are 2 different subjects entirely. As of December 2015, the FLOP PRINT has sold 682,000 copies in the United States. It probably hasnt even sold 700k yet. We talking REAL platinum not Rihanna Platinum LOL

    • Jasmine NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ April 8, 2018

      Missy worked with Beyoncé first on “crazy feelings” in 1997 on her first album. She blew the hell up after that and worked with her a multitude of times whilst winking Grammys and selling millions. Your theory is debunked with that one false comment

      • SdotB April 11, 2018

        @Jasmine, how old are you and where do you get your info from? Missy’s 1st album was “Supa Dupa Fly” and she was poppin wayyyyyy before she worked with Bey. Missy worked with Bey on her 2nd album “Da Real World” and it wasn’t even a released single. Missy released about 5 singles on her 2nd album (that were HITS) and “Crazy Feelings” wasn’t one of them. Missy’s first album sold more than her 2nd so let’s not act like Bey’s feature on the second one benefited Missy’s sales. On the contrary, Missy benefited Bey’s popularity & sales by writing and producing on Destiny’s Child’s “The Writings On The Wall” on the song Confessions, featuring on the “Bootylicious” remix and video, writing and producing on Bey’s 1st album on the song “Signs”, letting Bey feature on Missy’s highest selling album “Under Construction” (still before Bey was a solo artist & majorly popping), and “Free”, a song that Missy, Bey, MC Lyte, and Free (from the original 106 & Park) collabed on in the early 00’s.

        Just needed to clarify your statement b/c I cannot stand when some people make it seem as if artists weren’t already popping before they worked with Bey as if she birthed everyone’s careers.

    • ehh April 13, 2018

      @Diabetes Unbothered Missy and Lady Gaga did survive after working with Bey. Missy dropped cookbook with lose control and it charted pretty well. I think her health had something to do with her slowing down on music. Gaga on the other hand dropped 4 albums after working with Bey, all of which fall in the range of gold or platinum. She also headlined the Super Bowl and had a world tour. She’s still on it.

  7. Jhall April 8, 2018

    I think that was a good idea we need to stop comparing them dam! We gon can say nicki is a flop but I do believe nicki would of out sold cardi by pure sales cardi is suppose to bring in about 45 thousand opening week pure sales with streaming 170 let’s be honest I not a big nicki fan but she would have out sold cardi!

  8. NOBITCHASSNESS April 8, 2018

    I agree Nicki would’ve been #1 ahead of Cardi but I’m glad there not going head to head on this. Shows there’s no beef.

  9. Loose April 8, 2018

    Can someone tells me how many times 45k goes into 197k? Asking for a friend.

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED April 8, 2018

      4 times atleast and yur friend dumb asf 4 not knowing basic math

  10. Chris April 8, 2018

    BS!! Nicki is a lame!!

  11. Jasmine NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ April 8, 2018

    Slow news day. Who’s your source, twitter trolls lol

  12. Abel Minaj April 8, 2018

    Smh, Nicki could cure cancer, end hunger and bring peace to the world and you bitter PRESSED h*** would still try and trash this woman. Sad

  13. Nico April 8, 2018

    No shade but when Nicki sold +240k first week EVERYBODY here called it a flop,, but Cardi’s numbers are supposed to be impressive ? Nicki is going to DESTROY those numbers.

    • Nico April 8, 2018

      *240k SPS with TPP, her 3rd album. Cardi is expected to sell less with her DEBUT despite streaming being much bigger now, tragic

      • Bey Bey is Better April 8, 2018

        Sweetie. 240k sps but 197,000 pure. Four times as much as Cardi and that’s her lowest number .

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED April 8, 2018

      this is 2018… Nikki will Struggle all the same. Bodak Yellow wrecked Nikkis career the same way Crazy In Love wrecked Ashantis career. Nikkis last #1 hit was WHEN? exactly!

      • Nico April 8, 2018

        Nicki has been in the game for 10 yrs and is honestly wayyyyy more talented than her.#1s dont mean s***, ask Missy,Lil Kim, Eve etc.
        Uve been hating on Nicki for YEARS, TF ?

      • Jasmine NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ April 8, 2018

        Missy eve and Kim have number 1’s tho lol

      • Caleb April 8, 2018

        You bringing up “it’s 2018” after you just brought up Solange’s album sales from 2003 to try to make a point under 3 different posts lmfao

      • DanYiel Iman April 8, 2018

        Hasn’t heard of Tricki Garbagh #1 anything TBH!!

  14. A&R April 8, 2018

    Dear Nicki,

    This isn’t a good look. I believe that these labels have conspired to use Cardi as an attack on your position but that should only matter if you believe your blessing comes from ppl. It is what it is and Cardi is now the next major female rap artist. And despite HOW this happened, she’s earning her position. Be a biz woman but embrace this. After being co-signed by Rihanna and Beyonce, Nicki you to move like the big dogs and that means don’t you dare acknowledge that your work decisions are being, in any way, influenced by the competition. Even if it is, that’s not public knowledge nor is it good for brand imaging.

    Work on your music, stay sweet, figure out how your Brand can benefit from this and move forward to creating your next album that needs to be a balance of raw hip hop and Urban rap pop. ( plz make sure it’s congruent though. Pink Print was disjointed,Nick),
    That’s who you are and how you are different from the others.

    Signed.. a supporter

    • Jasmine NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ April 8, 2018

      Girl shut up.

  15. Truuteaaaas April 8, 2018

    Nice of Nicki as numbers dont lie and Cardi understandbly doesnt sell like Niki but so nice of niki to allow her to shine remember what nicki did for ms banks niki cannot be that bad

    • DanYiel Iman April 8, 2018

      STFU Tricki Garbagh pop-rap SUCKS AS WELL!! ✌??

    • SdotB April 11, 2018

      She didn’t allow her to shine when she all the sudden came out of hiding on Cardi’s debut weekend and posted the countdown to her new album & 2 new singles, which are being released less than a week after Cardi’s debut. LOL

  16. eric April 8, 2018

    I would want to show that I’m talented enough to battle anyone on the charts. Nicki took away that opportunity, so really it’s not a favor, and she knows that. Now Nicki can say, “I let her win,” instead of giving her the chance to earn it on her own terms.

  17. Kevon April 8, 2018

    I really think Nikki is confident and yes she did it to support cardib .. now we all should take a example from that on how to live with love. support each other and not live like drag queens and their behavior

  18. Mj April 8, 2018

    It’s so funny how her team working over time to direct a narrative. Nobody cares about nicki music except her core fans… the rest of us will catch it when we catch it.

  19. Fytb April 8, 2018

    You Card I fans are insane. Her album is unoriginal trash and will never be considered a staple of her career.

  20. Just_blaze April 8, 2018

    I dont believe this not one bit. Who cares when you release music release it. After all it couldve been a buzz single. Nicki is playing she knows her album better push numbers in 2018.

  21. Really Doe?! April 8, 2018

    This is so f****** condescending, shady and a way to belittle what Cardi’s done. Fake b****

  22. Ronnie April 8, 2018

    Everyone here saying something negative would’ve still had something negative to say if Nicki did drop something. It’s even people saying Nicki told Drake to drop because of Cardi. How y’all hate Nicki that damn much. She has proven time and time again she’s the current Queen of the game but she was once in Cardi’s shoes when everything was counting against her with her debut album so if this is true it proves she’s not the bitter angry b*tch y’all try to paint her as.

  23. DanYiel Iman April 8, 2018

    OH please she isn’t waiting for anyone to do anything she’s so used to “All these b****** is my son’s” FOOLISHNESS!! Tricki Garbagh SUCKS!!

  24. justafan April 8, 2018

    haha the lies…

  25. to ny April 9, 2018

    Lies! if Nicki wanted to support she would have supported! simple she know we dont care stop making up stuff people~!

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