Late last night, Young Money’s reigning king and queen, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, announced that their new respective albums would both be pushed back. Wayne’s Tha Carter V was set to hit shelves today (October 28), with singles “Believe Me” and “D’usse” serving as tastes of the much-discussed project. However, Young Money’s president confirmed to Karen Civil yesterday that the label was searching for a new release date for Wayne’s record (how hard can one be to find? There are plenty of dates in existence).
Not to be outdone, Minaj’s camp issued a press release discussing the rapper’s new track, “Only” — set for release later today, featuring Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown — that quietly suggested that her album, The Pinkprint, had been pushed back from a November 23 release to December 15 instead. That leaves four of the year’s most eagerly anticipated rap projects — Wayne’s, Minaj’s, Kanye West’s Yeezus follow-up, and Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore effort (probably a 2015 release at this point) — without firm release dates.