Young Money’s Nicki Minaj recently talked about the popularity of her “Chiraq” anthem, notably its endless remixes, and named the modern day version of late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard. #TheHotness
In Nicki’s opinion, her “Pills N Potions” on-screen collaborator Game destroyed “Chiraq.”
“The Game bodied it. He kinda surprised me. That was one of the most lyrical Game verses I heard in years. I didn’t really expect him to go that crazy on it. That was one that really stood out to me. He was mad. Somebody made him mad or something.” (BBC Radio 1)
Minaj also spoke on rumored YMCMB signee Young Thug‘s rising popularity.
“Somebody described him the other day as a 2014 ODB, and I thought it was really interesting ’cause there’s a style that he has almost like he doesn’t care. He’s in his own world, he talks with his own slang, he’s just a very different type of dude. He dresses different, he looks different. [Cash Money co-founder Baby] took him under his wing. Baby loves Young Thug. So Young Thug is kinda like our family.” (BBC Radio 1)
Nicki recently discussed her upcoming The Pink Print sharing a similar title to rap mogul Jay Z‘s 2001 classic, The Blueprint.
“I think everybody knows how obsessed I am with Jay Z. He’s always been my favorite rapper — him and [Lil] Wayne,” Nicki said in an interview. “He did such a great job of creating this Blueprint brand for male rappers, I felt. And I studied a lot of his blueprint, just in terms of becoming a mogul. … I wanted to be like Jay Z. I felt like with what I’m doing, I want female rappers to be able to pattern themselves with what I’ve done one day,” she said. “And I think the album is soooo classic, it’s gonna feel so good and it will probably be one that female rappers will look to as a ‘pink print’ for years to come.” (Power 106)
A few weeks ago, Nicki said the LP would remind fans why they rode behind her since day one.
“It feels very uplifting and it feels very soulful,” she shared. “It’s a great, I feel, indicator of what The Pink Print will feel like in terms of the storyline of that song.” The album, due sometime this year, marks a return to her roots. “The Pink Print will remind people why they fell in love with Nicki Minaj,” she added. “And I think that needs to be done.” (Rap-Up)
Check out Nicki Minaj’s interview: