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Nicki Minaj's Much-Anticipated 'Pink Friday' Leaks

MC's debut, which comes out on Monday, contains collaborations with Kanye West and Drake

November 17, 2010 11:45 AM ET

Nicki Minaj's debut album Pink Friday, which hits stores Monday, leaked late Tuesday night. Retailers expect the album, which features cameos from Kanye West, Drake, Rihanna and Eminem, to be one of the fall's biggest.

In addition to the previously released "Roman's Revenge," "Your Love" and "Right Thru Me," the leak lifts the curtain on "Fly," on which Rihanna handles the hook, and the boastful "Blazin'," a collaboration with West that flips a sample from Simple Minds' 1985 hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)." (Watch the video for "Blazin'" below.)

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"Tap yo neighbor and say #itsPinkFridayHoe," Minaj tweeted late Tuesday in what could be seen as a message that she was aware of the leak. (Friday was, after all, three days away at that point, and the album's release date six.)

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Pink Friday is the first official LP from the 25-year-old Queens MC, who released a slew of mixtapes before signing with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in August 2009. She's also appeared on singles by Usher, Mariah Carey and West.

"I'm trying to make music for the masses," Minaj told Rolling Stone while working on the album. "This is my chance to bring everyone into my party."

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