First Nicki Minaj released Pink Friday, then Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded — and now the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded — The Re-Up era is about to launch. (Expect even more convoluted punctuation in the next album title.) The Re-Up isn’t due until November, but she’s set to drop the first single from the upcoming re-release sometime this week — and the Queen Barb teased new details about the single, titled “The Boys.”
The biggest detail about which Minaj remains tight-lipped? The identity of the mysterious female artist who assists on the track. As Rap-Up reported, when pressed for a clue by a fan, Minaj would only reveal that “She’s real pretty.” Given that most female recording artists are pretty, this doesn’t narrow it down much — but since Minaj has already recorded with many of the biggest female pop stars in the game (Rihanna, Ke$ha, Britney Spears, Madonna, Mariah Carey), a different artist would be a thrill. Our money’s on Katy Perry, who’s due for some new material in this post-Part of Me 3D era. As for the song’s lyrics, Minaj tweeted a choice rhyme: “I just come thru w/the SIX like my name was BLOSSOM.”
The Re-Up will feature five to eight new tracks, and will arrive in a two-CD deluxe set; it’s also set to include another collaboration with Lil Wayne. Young Money forever, y’all.