Pink Friday finally arrived on Monday, and Nicki Minaj has been making the rounds to promote her debut project. The Lil Wayne protégé appeared on BET's "106 & Park" yesterday, and today, she's traipsing all over New York. First, she'll make an in-store appearance at the Times Square MAC store before stopping by radio stations Power 105 and Z100. MTV News will be tailing the Harajuku Barbie all day. Check back for updates and live reports on the action as Team Minaj runs the city.
10:15 p.m. The reps inside the store have to curtail the line outside, because too many Barbs and Kens were waiting. Nicki is gonna stick around as long as she can. She's due as a surprise guest later in the night at another artist's show.
9:58 p.m. The crying has begun. As Pink Friday blasts through the Best Buy speakers, fans are getting their chance tp speak to Nicki. A lot of thanks yous, you speak for me, and I love yous.
9:54 p.m. Ran into the "My Time Now" crew shooting Nicki's MTV documentary. They're filming all night. Capturing this moment until the moment of release.
9:50 p.m. It's Barbie time! Nicki is making her way through the bowels of Best Buy to pop up inside for her album signing. She's in a great mood.
9:39 p.m. So many pink wigs on these girls waiting to meet Nicki. The Barbies are out front of Best Buy in full effect. They're chanting Pink Friday and holding up signs.
9:18 p.m. Loading up by the car loads. Nicki swapped out the short dress and fur for a more colorful outfit. We're hearing the line outside of Best Buy is longer than the wait for Detox.
9:00 p.m. Nicki's Maybach has a lot of admirers. While we're waiting out here for Miss Pink Friday, passerbys are snapping flicks of her car. Stunting like her (Puff) Daddy!
8:15 p.m.: Barbie's back! Almost. Nicki Minaj's MayBach is in front of her hotel and her security team is out front waiting. Few moments until we're off to the Best Buy in-store signing.
5:00 p.m.: Thanks for checking into our "Nicki Watch," she's currently on break and getting ready for tonight's festivities at Best Buy and beyond. Check back in at 8:00PM.
1:46 p.m.: Queens is definitely in the building. After Nicki's interview with DJ Envy, DJ Clue arrived and he wanted to get in some time with the Harajuku Barbie. Now, she's sticking around a bit longer to talk to the Question Mark Man.
1:21 p.m: Envy asked Nicki a good question about her starting out in South Jamaica, Queens rapping on mixtapes and appearing in street DVDs. But New York didn't show her the love at first, "including me," the Power 105 jock revealed. Nicki replied that as a New Yorker herself, she knows how the city doesn't bandwagon hop, so she had to prove that she could do it. "It made me hungrier," she said.
1:15 p.m.: Minaj is chopping it up with DJ Evny and she has her crew with her. She told him she doesn't get to see her friends as much as she liked. So they're rolling along with her for the day.
1:00 p.m.: Nicki's silver Maybach just pulled up to the radio station. She's about to talk to Power 105's DJ Envy. Lot of excitement around her team, they said the day is just getting started!
12:31 p.m.: Team Minaj is en route to Power 105 for her next interview. We're in a three-car entourage with Nicki's vehicle, a chauffeured Maybach, leading the way.
11:57 a.m.: Nicki has wrapped her interviews and walked over to the front of the store to wave to her fans. They've stuck around to cheer her on. "I'll see you all over at Best Buy," she said, referring to her in-store later in Union Square.