Nicki Minaj got one over on her fans on Twitter, Saturday night, when she tricked them into thinking she would be dropping a new album at midnight.

Minaj told her 20.6 million Twitter followers that a new record titled Pick My Fruit Out was imminent and even shared a fruit-themed track listing.

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj trolled her fans on Twitter on Saturday night with news of a fake new albim

It started when the rapper tweeted: ‘Ok u know what I wasn't gonna say anything but damn ya got it out of me. The album drops at midnight. it's called #PickMyFruitOut.’

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She then tweeted a tracklist for the album featuring all fruit-based song titles including: 'Mango', ‘Kiwi’, Fruit Loops, Cherry and the very unlikely 'Bananas (Harambe Interlude)'.

When one fan replied and told Minaj: ‘I just wanted to say that I love you’ and added the rapper was ‘always making me laugh', Minaj seemed to confirm it all had been a joke.

"*kisses u* love u back,’ she tweeted. ‘All of u. Love you sooooooo fkn much. I been cryin laughin this whole time, btw... Good stuff #PickMyFruitOut,' along with a series of fruit-based emojis.

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Minaj’s last album release was 2014’s The Pinkprint. Since then she’s been featuring on other artist’s tracks, including DJ Khaled’s latest singe, ‘Do You Mind?' and Ariana Grande's 'Side by Side'.