Rap-Up also gave the album positive reviews, saying \"Pinkprint offers a more lightweight, delicate, and generally more mature turn for Minaj. Tracks like \"I’m A Hustla\" and \"Anaconda\" showcase the prowess of Minaj’s voice.\" In a +1 on 4, Allmusic gave the album 4.5 out of 5 Stars and wrote that \"Minaj has crafted an even more enjoyable release and with that, the verdict is that Pinkprint is indeed a Pinkprint.\" MTV gave the album a B. In the same time, another Nicki Vevo video countdown was held, the video which included her solo and a freestyle version of her second single \"Superbass (feat. Lil Wayne) with no verse from Lil Wayne. Minajs single \"High School\" ranked #16 on the countdown, while Nicki Minaj was #15 and her duet \"Anaconda\" ranked #24. On February 12, 2013, Minaj appeared on Katie Couric's daytime talk show to promote the album. On February 13, Minaj tweeted to Couric saying \"Guess what?! I'm on Katie Couric's show this sunday to talk about Pinkprint. Seriously look it up.
The album was released on February 21, 2013. Reviews of the album were very positive. Idolator gave it 8.5 out of 10, adding that she is feeling stronger than ever on her sophomore album, and calling it the commercial comeback Nicki Minaj deserves.
NME gave the LP 8 out of 10 and stated that \"Pinkprint is exactly what Minaj has talked about for so long; a definitive statement that’s all her own. She’s achieved that goal”. \"Pinkprint is an album perfectly suited to its title, and the track listing feels like a cold hard punch to the face of the record industry. She’s not mincing her words, and it’s a hell of a statement to hear Nicki Minaj admitting that she’s hosting some of the biggest venues in the world, and rapping after her husband in the most ripped jeans you’ve ever seen. It’s about the making of a woman who surrounds herself with the coolest cats, and walks the walk, not just the talk.\" 7211a4ac4a