Rapper Nicki Minaj pulled a huge prank on her fans last night, when she announced that her new album would drop at midnight. The 33 year old took to twitter to tell fans about her new release titled ‘Pick My Fruit Out’, only to later reveal that she was joking around.
Nicki Minaj is one of the most popular artists in the world, and currently has around 20 million followers on twitter. Her last album ‘Pinkprint’ was released almost two years ago, and spawned an incredible 7 hit singles including: ‘Anaconda’, ‘Bed of Lies’, ‘Only’ and ‘Truffle Butter’. The record peaked at number two in the US, and number one on the UK R&B chart. It has since gone on to be certified 2x Platinum.
Minaj took to twitter last night to post this message: “Ok u know what I wasn’t gonna say anything but damn ya got it out of me. The album drops at midnight. it’s called #PickMyFruitOut.”
Within minutes the tweet had garnered tens of thousands of likes and replies. Minaj then further teased fans by posting the supposed album track list, with all songs bizarrely named after fruits. The list read as follows:
- 1. Mango
- 2. Cherry
- 3. Watermelon
- 4. Bananas (harambe interlude)
- 5. Grapes
- 6. Raspberries
- 7. Kiwi
- 8. Pineapple
- 9. Fruit Loops
Minaj later spoke of a mysterious tenth track, stating: “The one I’m most excited about, however, is track #10. It’s called Nigga toss my fruit salad and it features my favorite rapper of all time,” before revealing the whole thing had been a joke: *kisses u* love u back. All of u. Love you sooooooo fkn much. I been cryin laughin this whole time, btw… Good stuff #PickMyFruitOut.
Despite joking about her new album, Minaj is still enjoying success as a collaborative artist. She currently features on the Ariana Grande track ‘Side To Side’ which has broken into the Top 10 in a number of countries worldwide.