Young Money starlet Nicki Minaj recently updated fans on the status of her upcoming third solo album and why she is ready to reach uncharted territories on the follow-up to last year’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
If all things go accordingly, the self-proclaimed “Barbie” will put all priorities to the side for 60 days to focus on the new LP.
“I already started, and I’m going home, actually tomorrow to really start. Like, I’m taking two months to just lock in. So I’m really excited, and the people that have been working with now have been people that I haven’t worked with before, so it’s like they’re bringing a new sound to the album that I’ve never experimented with. … I’ve got so much to talk about. In the features, I don’t really delve into no deep sh*t. And with the album, thank God, I’ve experienced so much in the last year-and-a-half that there’s so much for me to talk about. I know my fans are gonna be excited about it.” (MTV)
Although careful with her words, Minaj recently promised she would take some chances on the upcoming LP.
“The features are just the appetizer for the album,” Nicki said in an interview. “It’s very different from anything I’ve done, which I’m surprised about. I’m not feeling like, ‘Oh, I did this.’ I’m feeling this is next level.” (Power 105.1)
Back in September, the self-proclaimed Barbie admitted she had to fall back on “American Idol” in order to start piecing together her next solo album.
Minaj is currently working on her third album, which she couldn’t focus on as much as she wanted to when she was a judge on last season’s American Idol. “Nooo!” Minaj squealed when asked if she misses Idol. “It was such a great experience. I would not trade it for the world. But my heart is in my music and I had to step back and go have different experiences so that I could write my third album…That’s the most important thing in my life right now.” (E! Online)
Last fall, Minaj talked about her follow-up progress.
“[It’s] a continuation of the Re-Up with a lot more. I have a lot more to say,” Nicki said in an interview. “But production-wise, I like where the Re-Up went. I want to continue down that path and add onto that musically. … At this point, it doesn’t even matter [who I work with], to be honest. I’ve worked with so many amazing people and thank them again for giving me the opportunity. I feel like at this point, it doesn’t matter. I feel like whoever I’m meant to work with, I’ll work with them. It’s out of my hands, it’s out of my control now in terms of who I want to work with. I think it’s just about the right time and the right chemistry.” (FUSE)
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