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Here’s What Nicki Minaj Had to Say About Billboard’s Top ‘Pink Friday 2’ Song

In celebration of Nicki Minaj’s long awaited Pink Friday 2 release, Billboard ranked our favorite songs from the album — and surprised the rapper in the process.

When she saw that her Lil Uzi Vert collaboration, “Everybody,” topped the list, Minaj took to Twitter to respond and share the story behind the song. “This is mad funny b/c that was the song I wrote in 5 mins one day for ‘Call Of Duty,’” she recalled. “Once I kept it for my album, I still didn’t even rlly know if it made sense on PF2. I didn’t wanna send it to Uzi b/c I thought he’d be over it. Instead he was like this hard af!”

The 22-song Pink Friday 2 is the follow-up to Minaj’s 2018 album, Queen, which peaked at No. 2 on both the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart upon its release. The upcoming album’s predecessor, 2010’s Pink Friday, topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for six weeks and the Billboard 200 for one week.

PF2 was slated to land on November 17, but was delayed to Dec. 8 which also serves as Minaj’s 41st birthday. For her fifth studio album, Nicki made sure to reconnect with her roots. “When I look back at a lot of my music, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, where was the me in it?’” she told Vogue last month. “So for this album, I went back to the old game plan … The idea that saying something like that could give hope to people — that optimistic outlook is something I think I got away from.”

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