Ringing in the New Year along with Nicki Minaj definitely has us in our feelings.
While the Pinkprint rapper had a busy 2016, one could argue her year skewed on the lowkey side (lowkey for her, at least), as she spent her time consciously laying a strong foundation for an impeccable 2017. While she did cover multiple magazines (such as Nylon, Time and Marie Claire), was busy touring overseas, hilariously trolled us on Twitter with a nonexistent fruit-themed album and launched her brand new gaming app, all eyes admittedly are on updates regarding her highly anticipated fourth studio album. We're ready for it, Nicki!
While we relive the magic from her 2014 Pinkprint Tour, with BET exclusively airing The Pinkprint Tour: Nicki Minaj Live From Brooklyn, tonight (Dec. 31) at 10PM EST, we figured we may as well share our wishlist for what we would love to see Nicki Minaj accomplish in 2017.
Fans have been anticipating Nicki's fourth studio album for so long, they were understandably easy targets, falling victim to a series of tweets hinting at a fruit-themed album that ended up being just a cruel joke. It's been nearly two years since the release of The Pinkprint, but luckily, her next project will be out sometime in 2017, sitting at the top of our wishlist.
Nicki had a wildly successful collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Side to Side," which went on to peak at Number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The two also performed the smash single at the 2016 AMAs, with Nicki's verse leaving us hungry for more. All in all, the guest feature was a nice teaser to hold us over until her album drops. More of these, please.
This collaboration definitely isn't us asking for too much, especially if Meek Mill and Drake can leave their drama behind in 2016 where it belongs. The pair have collaborated multiple times over the years and let's face it, they've got chemistry in the studio.
We'd love to have some clarity in the new year regarding Nicki's relationship. While her and her boo thang Meek Mill have survived break-up rumors in the past, judging from recent reports, the two are going through it again. We've got no time for the back and forth, and can only imagine Nicki can say the same.
Because, duh. This one's a no-brainer.
While it appears as though things between Nicki and Remy Ma have been just fine and dandy, judging from the two showing each other love following the 2016 BET Awards, a recent song from Remy suggests otherwise. We'd love to see the two rise above any potential beef and turn their competitive nature into a fire collaboration.
This definitely was one of our favorite Nicki moments of 2016, and we're definitely here for more of these meme-worthy self-portraits. Check out some of the hilarious memes the Internet blessed us with after Nicki shared the above gem on Instagram here.
Lookin for a new gf for Caiah 🤔— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) September 22, 2016
Nicki took to her Twitter this year to try to find her younger brother a new girlfriend. Needless to say, the feedback she received was amazing. Could you imagine if she could personally help find us new boos in 2017?!
Nicki Minaj got to wear her actress hat this year, portraying a hairdresser named Draya in the 3rd installment of Barbershop. We loved seeing her on the big screen in full character and are manifesting her landing more movie roles in the new year.
While Nicki has auctioned off a limited edition Barbie in the past for charity, we would freak out if she was able to collaborate with the doll company again. It'd be too perfect of a partnership, really. Let's go!
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— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 9, 2016
While we do admit it was hilarious that Nicki teased a fruit-themed album, if anyone could pull of such a feat, it'd be her.
Nicki's freestyle skills are an integral part of why she's often referred to as one of the best emcees in the game. We would 100% devour a full mixtape full of her just going off on the mic.
Nicki's new app is actually super fun, so we're definitely excited to keep supporting her game and its growth in the new year.
Hey, why not? This is a wishlist, after all! We'll never, ever tire of seeing this performer do her thing live.
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