Young Money star Nicki Minaj recently updated fans on the status of her third solo album and said while the project is still coming together, she has an idea of what direction to take it.
Keeping mum on the details, Nicki said fans familiar with her latest retail project will hear more of the same tunes on the next LP.
First thing’s first though, as Nicki still has plans to roll out more visuals from The Re-Up before she moves onto something new. “It’s possible, but for right now, I’m about to shoot another single off The Re-Up,” she told MTV News, when asked if she’ll start recording soon. “The song is called ‘High School’ with Wayne. And then [I’ll] start working on that follow-up album. “I’ll be doing it here in L.A. while I’m shooting ‘Idol,’ ” she added, confirming that she’ll continue to juggle multiple projects like we saw her doing last year in her three-part E! reality special. (MTV)
Last fall, the self-proclaimed Barbie 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)
During her Re-Up campaign, Nicki said she did not have high expectations for it to sell tons of records.
“It’s hard to get the album because the stores basically said that the last few re-releases they had put out did not do well and they didn’t want to take a chance. Target and Wal-Mart are not selling thealbum, and Target is actually my biggest retailer. Best Buy only took limited [stock] because they wanted to play it safe. It kinda sets you up to fail.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Outside of music-making, Minaj recently talked about taking aim at a Hollywood career.
Nicki Minaj has set her sights on the big screen. She told Page Six on Oscar night, “I would love to act, it just has to be the right project, the right movie.” “Nothing stereotypical about a singer,” the rapper and “American Idol” judge said. “I have an agent, and we are looking at a couple of scripts, so we’ll see.” (New York Post)