Nicki Minaj has released her highly anticipated fifth studio album Pink Friday 2 on her 41st birthday.
The album is the 10-time Grammy nominee's first full-length release since 2018's Queen.
The 22-track album is stacked with features including contributions from Drake, Lil Wayne, J Cole, Lil Uzi Vert and Future.
"This entire album will be the biggest gift I have ever given humanity thus far," Minaj said in a recent livestream.
"I have never in my life been so in love with something that I'm working on."
The original Pink Friday was released in 2010, with her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, following two years later.
The road to Pink Friday 2 has been long.
Fans suspected it was on the horizon when the rapper tweeted a simple three-character message, PF2, in 2020 but it was not until June this year that Minaj announced the album title.
The original October 20 release date was pushed back twice.
In the days leading up to Friday's release of Pink Friday 2, Minaj's loyal fans, called Barbz, inspired headlines when they created "Gag City" - a pink AI metropolis inspired by the album's cover.
In September, Minaj hosted the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards and performed her latest single, the dreamy Last Time I Saw You, before teasing a fiery new rap cut from Pink Friday 2.
"I ain't nothing like you," she rapped.
"I'm on a whole other level."
Australian Associated Press