News: Nicki Minaj Undergoes New Rap Alias, "I've Officially Changed My Name"
Sunday, May 23, 2010 11:21PM
Young Money's Nicki Minaj has decided to change up her rap alias according to a Twitter message she wrote Sunday (May 23) evening.
Based off the tweet, Minaj has "officially" switched up her nickname.
"I've officially changed my name and will only respond....to Roman. Roman Zolanski. Out." (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
As of late, rap stars like Diddy have shown their support for the New York emcee.
And now, Nicki Minaj is finalizing the paperwork that will allow the Last Train to Paris superstar to guide her career. The Young Money femcee has already been in the studio with Diddy, and he's been singing her praises. "Nicki Minaj, she's definitely one of the great ones," Diddy told MTV News while promoting "Get Him to the Greek," speaking publicly for the first time about his new signee. "She has a long way to go, but you know how we recognized LeBron [James] was a great one, Tiger [Woods] was a great one, and Kobe [Bryant] was a great one? Nicki is up there. Her story has just begun." (MTV)
New Jersey rapper Redman recently vouched for Minaj and applauded her ability to maintain a strong buzz.
"I like Nicki Minaj, I love the whole Young Money camp and what they're doing," Red said in an interview. "Because hey, they're keeping the sh*t going, you can't know them. And I look at it as anyone that don't like what they're doing, step the f*ck up and change it then and make a change. You can't sit back complaining on the sideline, you gotta be in the game...They're original, even though Nicki Minaj has her wild style to her or whatever but she's keeping them talking. And that's what you want to do. She's making an impact, I even said her name on one of my new records...They're either gonna love you or hate you but they gotta respect you and I think that's what Drake's going after, that's what Nicki Minaj is going after..." (Vlad TV)
Minaj is reportedly aiming to drop her debut album in the fall.
"Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown recording artist Nicki Minaj will release her highly anticipated solo debut album in Fall 2010. 'I don't want to do anything that sounds like what any other female rapper has done,' said Nicki Minaj. 'I want to start a new lane that one day, 10 years from now, girls will say, 'I'm more of a Nicki Minaj type.'" (Cash Money Records Press Release)
No further details surrounding her name change have been revealed as of now.
Check out a past Nicki Minaj interview below: