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Nicki Minaj Reveals Valentine's Day Release for 'Roman Reloaded'

Hip-hop star will return with sequel to 'Pink Friday'

November 23, 2011 8:55 AM ET
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Nicki Minaj performs at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
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Nicki Minaj revealed yesterday that Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, her second proper album, will hit stores on February 14th. Though the title sounds more like a reissue, Minaj's Cash Money collaborator Birdman has verified the disc as an entirely new record.

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Though the Valentine's Day release date suits Minaj's pink theme, the promise of a disc focused on her flamboyant and violent alter-ego Roman seems to be at odds with the sentiment of the holiday. Who knows – maybe Roman will find love on this new album.

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