News: Nicki Minaj's Mom Ends Speculation On Rumored Gospel LP Plans
Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 9:00AM
A day after Young Money star Nicki Minaj's mom raised eyebrows with a buzzing new song, Carol Maraj has set the record straight on a rumored gospel album being in the works.
Admitting her new "God's Been Good" is her first-ever song, Maraj confirmed speculation about a full project set to follow.
"FACT: #GodsBeenGood was Carol Maraj's first song that she recorded.," Maraj tweeted March 4.
"Yes! #GodsBeenGood >RT @BAB_Maraj: @CarolMarajOrg Gospel CD in the works?!?!! Hmmmm,?" (Carol Maraj's Twitter)Yesterday, a 30-second snippet of Nicki's mom crooning started to catch a major buzz.
Diametrically opposite to her daughter's occupation in music, Carol Maraj is an aspiring gospel singer with a new single on the way. Get a sneak preview today of Nicki's mom's new gospel song "God's Been Good," via a 30-second snippet. The track sounds poppy and is auto-tune assisted, not very traditional to the gospel category. (XXL Mag)
Going with the gospel theme, Maraj did not hold back on dishing out her faith.
"With a strange look on his face the doctor studied me, looking at the X-rays I could see he wasn't sure," whispers the lyrically gifted diva before declaring "God's been good, he's always been good to me" over synths that could well have been recycled from "Starships". Can I get an amen? (Idolator)
A couple years ago, Nicki's mother spoke on how much motivation her children gave her through tough times.
SHE DIDN'T have an exit strategy; nowhere to hide, nowhere to run, no place to go. But not one day did she sit with her head buried in her hands or in a posture of suffering. "My strength came from my children, my hope, and my reason for living. I couldn't give up. They kept me going. I decided enough was enough. I'm leaving and I'm not going back. I had to take care of me and live for me. But it took a long time before I reached to that place," says Carol Maraj mother of super famous Trinidad-born American rap and hip hop sensation Nicki Minaj formerly known as Onika Maraj. "If I had given up, they would have had no one. They had no one else but me. My children gave me my strength." (Trinidad Express)