Nicki Minaj has unveiled a heartfelt new single titled “Last Time I Saw You,” which is set to be included on her upcoming album Pink Friday 2. The song showcases a more subdued side of the Queens rapper, blending indie-inspired instrumentals with poignant lyrics.
In June, Minaj announced the imminent release of her fifth studio album, Pink Friday 2, marking the sequel to her Grammy-nominated debut album Pink Friday. Fans can anticipate the album’s arrival this winter.
The track delves into themes of parting and lost opportunities. Minaj sings, “Begging me to stay and then you walk away / There’s something that you wanted to say / I was in a rush and you say you were crushed / But I said I’d be back, it’s OK.”
Taking to Twitter, Minaj explained that the song encapsulates a sense of hope amidst loss. She expressed how writing, recording, and living with it ultimately encouraged her to cherish the people she still has and to celebrate the present moment by expressing admiration and affection for her loved ones.
POW! even tho reliving the memories did feel “sad”…After I wrote recorded & lived w/it, it actually made me pay more attention to the ppl I still DO have & how important it is to cherish them & have fun NOW in the moment; telling them how much u adore them, etc. made me so happy https://t.co/W3diVKPdDb— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 26, 2023
Pink Friday 2 is one of the year’s most anticipated releases and is scheduled to drop on November 17 via Heavy On It/10K Projects/Capitol Records, a record label Minaj herself launched in April. The album is poised to deliver what Minaj calls “eargasms” to her dedicated fanbase.
This forthcoming album comes five years after her fourth studio album, Queen. It was praised for reasserting Minaj‘s status at the forefront of hip-hop while setting a high bar for her peers. It was described as an ambitious effort, albeit with moments that felt somewhat overreaching.
Pink Friday, the original album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard album charts 13 years ago, achieving triple platinum status and spawning hit singles like “Super Bass,” “Moment 4 Life,” and “Your Love,” among others.
Nicki Minaj has been having a busy year, featuring on the Barbie soundtrack with the Aqua-sampling Ice Spice collaboration “Barbie World.” The track gained substantial popularity over the summer and found its place on the UK TikTok Songs of the Summer lists.
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Furthermore, she made appearances on Young Thug‘s latest album Business Is Business, and contributed to remixes for songs by Sexyy Red and Ice Spice. There’s also exciting news for fans of Minaj and Drake, as the duo has a new song in the works, marking their reunion after a significant hiatus.
Last month, Nicki Minaj made her debut as a playable character in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2, offering amusing taunts inspired by her biggest hits.