My career's been the pinkprint
When I retire, tell 'em think pink

from Nicki Minaj – Freedom Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A flip on blueprint to resemble her favorite color: Pink. Blueprints were accurate sketches of designs that have long been replaced by more advanced technology. In this lyric, Nicki is saying her career should be a model or outline for the future.

Nicki’s next album will also be called the Pink Print. This is a play on Jay Z’s Blue Print album. Just like Jay Z has shown that as a rapper you can come into the game, release multiple albums, and still be relevant, Nicki Minaj is creating a career pattern for female rappers to do something similar.

Also, in Lil Kim’s Nicki Minaj diss song “Black Friday” she said:

“I’m the Blueprint, you aint nothing brand new”

Nicki is reminding Lil Kim that she’s washed up and her legacy is gone, replaced by what she has accomplished in her recent success.

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