Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has revealed that she will unleash another alter ego on her upcoming debut album, Pink Friday.
According to Minaj, the personality will be the “mother figure” to her “Roman Zolanski” character.
“There is a person introduced on Pink Friday — it’s Roman’s mother,” Minaj said during her “RapFix Live” interview. “Roman has a mother.” The “Right Thru Me” lyricist assured fans they’ll love Roman’s mom, Martha, but they have to wait until the album drops next month to check out the elder Zolanski. “You gotta wait,” Minaj insisted. “You gotta wait for November 22 to meet Martha, but you’re gonna love her. You’re gonna absolutely adore her.” Just don’t get too attached to the Martha moniker, as Minaj said she may switch it up for the album. “I may change her name,” she said. “I just made up her name on the spot.” (Rap Fix)
In July, Minaj said she would allow the debut to explain the story behind her doppelgangers.
“The album is coming along just spectacular,” Minaj revealed in an interview. “I been doing a lot of work with Swizz [Beatz], and the stuff that we been coming upon is magical. When people hear the album, they’re going to get to know Onika [her birth name is Onika Maraj]. And no one knows Onika. I really didn’t think I would be this excited about the songs that I’m coming up with. I’m really, really proud…I’m gonna let the album [introduce my alter ego]. As of now, you’ll know Nicki and you’ll know Roman, my crazy alter ego Roman Zolanski. But you’ll meet Onika before the year ends.” (MTV)
In late May, Minaj said she had officially changed her rap alias.
“I’ve officially changed my name and will only respond….to Roman. Roman Zolanski. Out.” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
With anticipation growing for the debut, Minaj released her “Roman’s Revenge” track over the weekend.
Nicki Minaj has finally responded to the ongoing disses from Lil Kim. Now after months of keeping quiet, what’s Nicki’s response? Lil Kim’s a has-been. On her new track “Roman’s Revenge” featuring Eminem, Nicki sends not so subliminal disses towards Kim saying, “Look at my show footage all these girls be spazzin, so what the f*ck I look like getting back to a has-been. Yeah I said it, HAS-BEEEN. Hang it up, FLAT SCREEN. PLASMA… I’m a bad b*tch…I’m a cunt and I’ll kick that h*e…PUNT…You need a job this ain’t cutting it, Nicki Minaj is who you ain’t f*cking wit.” (Hip Hop Wired)
Pink Friday is scheduled to drop Monday, November 22nd.
Check out “Roman’s Revenge” down below: