Nicki Minaj Makes History With ‘Call of Duty’ Character
Nicki Minaj has made history as the first female celebrity made into a character on popular video game Call of Duty.
Made available for purchase in Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare II on Thursday (August 24), the Nicki Minaj Operator bundle includes the superstar as a playable Operator, as well as a special loading screen, the “Nicki Whip” vehicle skin and “The Baddest” and “Super Freaky” weapon blueprints.
“Dear Barbz, Today we make history. History books will say that the HARAJUKU #BARBIE was the first female celebrity made into a character on @CallofDuty,” Minaj wrote on Twitter upon its release.
She continued: “I am so honored. So HAPPY. It was such a pleasure working with the #COD team. Let’s show TF OUT!!! Love, HB”
You can view Nicki’s post and a preview of her player below.
Today we make history. History books 📚 will say that the HARAJUKU #BARBIE was the first female celebrity made into a character on @CallofDuty. I am so honored. So HAPPY. It was such a pleasure working with the #COD team. Let’s show TF OUT!!!
Soon after the news broke, the Pink Friday MC took to her Instagram Story to flex her newest jewelry item: a chain covered in what appears to be diamonds with a pendant that spells out “Queen Sleeze.” As she closed in on the finer details of the piece, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” played over the video.
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As she inches closer to the release of her next album, Pink Friday 2, Nicki took to Twitter on Tuesday (August 15) to share a PSA for any critics or commentary that will inevitably be coming down the pipeline as she gears up to release new music.
“When you are a rapper, you know the history of the greats & when you are an internet personality, you do not,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “So if you knew the history of the very culture you are trying to penetrate, you’d sitcho goofy ahh df down. It costs you nothing to stfu. PINK FRIDAY 2 11/17/23.”
The sleek R&B clip was revealed in two videos posted to Nicki’s IG account. One clip saw the Pinkprint rapper listening to the new track while posing for a photo shoot, while the other showed her sitting amongst her peers in the studio, lip-syncing along to the new track.
The brief snippets were enough to make Nicki’s upcoming album go viral, and it subsequently became the #2 trending subject on Twitter on Monday.