Nicki Minaj has taken a firm stance against the fervor of her dedicated fanbase, the Barbz. Amid the buildup for her upcoming album, the rapper paused to address her fanbase, insisting they halt their aggressive behavior towards critics, both online and in person. Her Instagram Story featured a direct message, where she reassured fans that her forthcoming album, “Pink Friday 2,” despite its postponed release, will be well worth the wait, as she opted to prioritize Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz’s “Welcome 2 Collegrove.”
While the Barbz’ enthusiasm for Nicki Minaj often appears fervent, the rapper’s message underscores an effort to distance herself from controversies surrounding her fanbase. “Dear Barbz, Be sure to never threaten anyone on my behalf,” she stated. “Whether in jest or not, I don’t & never have condoned that. We have an amazing album right around the corner 12/08/23. It feels so surreal and euphoric. Wishing you blessings on blessings.”
Nicki’s call might encourage her fanbase to dial down their aggressive approach online. The impending release of “Pink Friday 2” should offer the Barbz ample excitement, redirecting their focus from controversies to the music itself. In recent months, the artist has intensified anticipation for the project, teasing singles such as “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” “Bahm Bahm,” and the latest addition, “Last Time I Saw You.” Her year has also been marked by numerous feature appearances alongside artists like Sexyy Red, Lil Uzi Vert, and Ice Spice.
Originally slated for release on October 20th and subsequently pushed to November 17th, Nicki Minaj ultimately confirmed the album’s delay to her birthday, December 8th. Fans eagerly await what Nicki will deliver on her highly anticipated album. What are your expectations for Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday 2”? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.