Texas City Council Member Promotes Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday 2' During Meeting

Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, a District 2 Councilman in San Antonio, ended Thursday's session with hyping the rapper's new album.

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Thou shalt not underestimate the passion of the Barbz.

Nicki Minaj's diehard fanbase infiltrated a city council meeting in Texas this week, as one councilman took time out of the session to promote the rapper's new album Pink Friday 2.

The viral moment occurred on Thursday during a meeting regarding San Antonio's zoning and land use laws, where District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez kicked off his address by giving Nicki her flowers.

"I want to wish a very, very Happy Birthday to a very, very special woman," McKee-Rodriguez said. "She is an advocate for higher education, a philanthropist, a mogul, a poet, and a mother."

A moment of joy: Tomorrow is the QUEEN @NICKIMINAJ‘s birthday and, as her appointed Mayor of #GAGCITY, it’s only right I honor her at today’s Council meeting. #PinkFriday2 comes out tomorrow and it’s one of the only things I’ve looked forward to for quite some time now! 🩷 pic.twitter.com/uu3NnwNtF1

— Jalen McKee-Rodriguez 🇵🇸 (@theloserteacher) December 7, 2023
Twitter: @theloserteacher

McKee-Rodriguez continued by mentioning a line from Minaj's 2016 loosie "Ain't Gone Do It," which features Nicki referencing San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobli, before expressing his excitement for the release of Pink Friday 2.

"Happy birthday to the Queen of rap, Nicki Minaj," he concluded. "I can't wait to get a copy of her new album Pink Friday 2."

Nicki's fifth studio album, Pink Friday 2 serves as the sequel to Minaj's 2010 debult album, while marking her first full-length project since 2018's Queen. The 22-track LP has guest appearances from Drake ("Needle"), J. Cole ("Let Me Calm Down"), Future ("Nicki Hendrix"), Lil Wayne ("RNB"), and Lil Uzi Vert ("Everybody").

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