Nicki Minaj Goes Back to Basics with 'The Pinkprint' Art – With a Little Help from Kanye West

by Sophie Schillaci 11:08 AM PST, November 03, 2014
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Nicki Minaj is keeping it simple on The Pinkprint.

The rapper unveiled the minimalist cover art for the deluxe version of her upcoming album, due out Dec. 15, featuring a simple fingerprint pressed in pink powder. Minaj posted a shot of the cover to her Instagram account on Sunday, writing, "thank u to the Kanye West team" in her caption.

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Minaj is likely referring to West's creative design and content entity DONDA, which has previously produced the cover art for Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being II, Pusha T's My Name Is My Name, and 2 Chainz's Based On a T.R.U. Story. According to a post on Minaj's official website, the Pinkprint cover was designed by Joe Perez, Jenna Marsh and Bryan Rivera.

No word yet on when we can expect to see the standard cover, aside from a vague promise from Minaj to share it "at a later date." Standby, Barbz!

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Minaj commanded the spotlight with The Pinkprint's debut single, "Anaconda," earlier this year. The track became an overnight sensation, even before it was released, due to a particularly risqué cover shot and, later, a jaw-dropping music video. ETonline spoke to Minaj's styling team at the time to get details on just how that shocking pink G-string came to be on the single art.

And if you haven't seen it yet, you've got to check out this grandmother's priceless reaction to watching "Anaconda" for the very first time. (Trust us, it’s worth it.)