Nicki Minaj: Wants to see self as a stand-alone artist
Monday 2, April 2012
Sexy and talented Nicki Minaj has spoken about wanting to be seen as a stand-alone artist.
Nicki, whose new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded will be released on April 2 in the UK and April 3 in the US, has collaborated a number of times in the past.
Speaking to Complex, she said: "My goal the whole time has been for people to see me as a stand-alone artist.
"I came out with Young Money, the biggest hip hop label in the world at that time. And then it was, 'How do I branch away from Lil Wayne?' One of my biggest records was with Drake, 'Moment 4 Life'. Even with the Super Bowl, it's Madonna's moment. I'm just sharing in that moment. It's not Nicki Minaj's moment.
"Nicki Minaj at the Grammys - that's my moment. I've just been constantly on this quest to stand alone."
The rapper refused to go into detail about her new album, saying: "People keep asking me to kinda like dissect Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and what it's gonna be and I'll never do that.
"You guys are gonna get the full composition and you're gonna hear it and feel it and it's gonna move you.
"Roman Reloaded is me in every sense of the word. I mean, every song makes me excited."
The rapper implied that the album would contain a variety of material, adding: "The only thing that keeps my attention is change. I can't do an entire album with one kind of song, I can't talk about one thing only. I can't even wear the same hair every day.
"I didn't really know that me doing different kinds of music would be embraced by the public. I always thought that, well you know, I could write pop songs for someone else or I could write R&B records for someone else but I didn't think people would accept me writing those kinds of songs and me singing them, and just being who I am.
"I think the goal is to not want their acceptance. The goal is to just do 'you' and they'll come around."