Nicki Minaj is a master of dropping little hints and teases for her projects through social media. Remember that 'Anaconda' photo before the video dropped? For her third album, 'The Pinkprint,' it comes as so surprise the rapper unveiled the artwork via Instagram.

The Queens, N.Y., MC goes in an understated direction for the cover, which is a different side for her since she tends to go over the top with her visuals.

Crafted by Kanye West's creative agency, DONDA, the artwork is simplistic, but eye-catching. A pink fingerprint is showcased in what appears to be makeup, placed on a white background.

"This is actually the #Deluxe cover. I'll post the standard cover at a later date. #ThePinkprintAlbumCover. Thank u to the Kanye West team," she wrote.

'The Pinkprint,' which arrives Dec. 15, features 'Anaconda' and the rap ballad 'Pills N Potions.'

There sure has been a lot going on with the Young Money team in the last couple of weeks. Birdman was caught in the middle of a nasty girl fight between his rumored girlfriend and Keyshia Cole. Tyga and Drake are beefing publicly and Lil Wayne just delayed the release of his highly-anticipated LP, 'Tha Carter V.' Even Nicki's had her fair share of personal business in the spotlight with the news surrounding her breakup with former flame Safaree.


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