With The Pinkprint, the latest emotional and powerful album and movie by Nicki Minaj, the rapper is charting new territory and evolving, though her overall sales might suffer because she sacrifices commercialism in an effort to be more real with her fans. The Pinkprint hit retail outlets on December 12th, and is an artistic success, though it might not be as big of a commercial success as her previous albums.
While it will likely still debut somewhere in the top five on the Billboard 200 chart, the sales of The Pinkprint its debut week ending December 21 are not expected to get any higher than about 150,000 copies. That might sound like pretty good sales figures, but not in comparison with past albums Nicki Minaj, 32, has released, like Roman Reloaded, that sold 253,000 copies its first week.
Anaconda, which has already been doing very well, might end up being the biggest hit off of The Pinkprint. It is far more commercial than some of the other songs on the album, like the three that appear in The Pinkprint short movie Minaj now has out. Do not expect that the entire album is like Anaconda. all of the songs are great, but they are not all as upbeat and sexually charged as Anaconda.
The Pinkprint movie, which lasts not much over 16 minutes, is very emotional and is a gem of a short film, depicting the breakup of a romantic relationship between Nicki Minaj and her now ex-partner of 12 years, Safaree Samuels. Emotional and physical abuse is suggested by the three songs Nicki uses in the movie, The Crying Game, I Lied, and Grand Piano. All three songs are also on the album of the same name.
The movie and the songs are very lyrical and beautiful, though as I Lied has some profanity in it (the “F” word), the video is not included here. It is definitely well worth seeing, though, and it is a heartbreaking glimpse into the collapse of a romantic relationship. The Pinkprint movie is directed by Francesco Carrozzini and Taylor Cohen. The short film debuted on Revolt TV.
It is likely that The Pinkprint by Nick Minaj will debut either at number three or four on the Billboard chart, with D’Angelo’s Black Messiah album probably right behind it, with around 100,000 copies sold by the end of its first week out.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 album is still selling very strongly, and is expected to remain at number one. The new Christmas album by Pentatronix, That’s Christmas To Me, will probably grab the number two spot.
Nicki Minaj and her ex, Safaree, have been venting on Twitter about the breakup for some time now. While any breakup is a very sad thing, Minaj has made her breakup very public, writing songs about it, much as Taylor Swift has often done.
Of late, Nicki Minaj has referred to someone in her Tweets, presumably, Safaree, as being “ungrateful,” and as having “an evil soul.” Nicki added “Threatening me? Blackmail? Jump.”
Nicki’s mother, Carol, used Safaree’s name, tweeting “when when you take on Nicki you take on me and the host of heaven.” The breakup has, it appears, been taken to a whole different level, in particular if it is true that Safaree has threatened to blackmail Minaj.
It remains to be seen if Nicki Minaj will have the success with The Pinkprint that Swift had with Red and now, 1989; but, The Pinkprint, with musical artists like Drake, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne and Beyonce singing on some of the songs, is a powerful album Minaj fans should add to their collection. Check out this powerful and emotional album today!
Written By Douglas Cobb