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OCT
11
2 YEARS

Nicki Minaj Reveals Date and Cover Art for 'Re-Up' Album

The YMCMB singer/rapper is unveiling new tracks and hoping to generate new love for older songs on her "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" re-release.

Nicki Minaj The Re-Up Album - H 2012

Nicki Minaj has a lot on her plate.

The controversial judge of American Idol is currently putting the finishing touches on a re-release of her latest album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The new release, dubbed Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- THE REUP,  will feature brand new tracks including "The Boys," but Minaj also wants to give extra love to older songs that failed to gain traction from her April release.

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The rapper told MTV News, “we still have singles to roll out on that album…I can’t treat it like my stepchild just yet.”

Though her new songs have a fresh new feeling to them, they aren’t different enough to warrant a entire new album of their own. Minaj will put "Boys" and the rest of the new tracks on a separate disc, but they aren't “an entire new thought and new body of work.”

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She adds: "I like to give a lot of music and so that's why I didn't want to do a whole new project. Because then I would feel like it would be judged as a brand new thing and then I would need to add way more songs."

Minaj took to Twitter on Oct. 11 to release the album cover art and a colorful "Boys" video teaser. THE REUP is slated for release on Nov. 19 -- the two-year anniversary of her debut Pink Friday release in 2010.