Nicki Minaj has now officially announced that she will indeed rerelease Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Speaking to E! News right before her performance with Alicia Keys on the MTV VMA she will release the album as The Re-Up. Minaj also noted that she would be releasing the lead single to the album within the next week.
So far Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has only sold about 647k copies in the Untied States. 'Starships' is Nicki’s only song from the album to have any chart success on the Hot 100 peaking at number 5.
Well we already knew Rihanna was set to perform, but now MTV has announced that the model will be the show opener. As I mentioned yesterday she will be performing 'We Found Love' then leading into 'Cockiness' with A$AP Rocky.
Well this is a nice little announcement just in time before the 2012 MTV VMA’s air. 2 Chainz aka Hair Weave Killa, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne are now scheduled to perform on the 2012 VMA stage Thursday night airing live at 8/7c.
Also gracing the stage will be Alicia Keys who will debut her first live performance of her first single ‘Girl On Fire’. There’s no word on if Nicki Minaj will join her on stage since she is featured on Keys new single.
Rihanna will also be performing on the VMA’s her newly rereleased song ‘Cockiness’ now featuring rapper A$AP Rocky, and ‘We Found Love’ alongside Calvin Harris. Are you enthusiastic about the newly added performers?
“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches are f------ up the economy,” - Nicki Minaj, Mercy off of Lil' Wayne's latest mixtape - Dedication 4
In 2008, Nicki Minaj endorsed President Obama with her own verses over a beat by Kanye West. This year, she will be supporting Mitt Romney and the Republican campaign. Could this be the most foul thing to ever come out of her mouth? Thoughts guys?
Alicia Keys' new single "Girl On Fire" is slated for a September 4th release, and now comes the news that the 'Inferno' remix of the song will also coincidingly release on the same day and feature Nicki Minaj. Given the song title, Nicki seems like a good fit. I'm betting the ladies will be hooked and eager to see the concept in just a couple of days. Alicia will also be performing the single at the VMAs on September 6th (no word if Nicki will perform it with her) and the album, also titled Girl On Fire, drops November 27th.
Are you looking forward to an Alicia Keys x Nicki Minaj collab??
UPDATE (09.03.12): Listen/download the full collab here.