In a new tweet, Nicki Minaj has confirmed that her fifth studio album, which she referred to as NM5, will arrive at some point in 2023. She teased the imminent project in a tweet posted on Wednesday and mentioned a tour to coincide with the release. The run of shows will be a work of “genius”, according to the rapper.
Minaj wrote: “Oh yes fractions warned, SFG did what fractions warned. Red Ruby Da Sleeze MOTHERED so hard & is now the standard. NM5 is the best thing that will come out of 2023 & will raise the bar to new & unreachable heights. NM5 tour will be hailed as “genius”. That’s it & that’s all.”
Minaj had already hinted at her new album’s release in a Twitter post earlier in the week. While sharing several of her most iconic outfits from her career, she wrote: “Imagine being a fashion icon b4 your debut album. Imagine performing w|Ye & Jay in Yankee Stadium, no album out, imagine Drake, Eminem, Rihanna, Ye, WillIAm, & Natasha Bedingfield on your FIRST ALBUM. bwahahaha I have to laugh. Blessings & gratitude to my supporters. NM5 is [pinched fingers emoji].”
Elsewhere, last week it was announced that the new single, ‘Princess Diana’, by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, had outsold the entire top 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100.