Nicki Minaj has been all over other artist’s songs, but when is she going to put out her own album?
"I’m in the very beginning stage of the recording process of my album," Nicki explained to MTV News. "I have songs that where I am now, they aren’t a great representation of me to where I’m at musically.”
The first lady of Lil’ Wayne’s Young Money said she’s taking her time to figure out what she really wants to do with her debut project. She knows that she likely has her pick of willing collaborators, such as Mariah Carey and Robin Thicke, who are simply returning the favor. However, she not sure if she really wants to share the spotlight on her first official album.
“You know what’s funny — I’m thinking I’m gonna have more features than I even wanna put on my album," said Nicki. “But it’s like, ‘Do I want to put out a debut album with a thousand features on it or do I wanna finally showcase Nicki?’”
While she’s mulling it over, Nicki realizes that the time she takes to produce a great album is also giving her time to continue building her fan base.
“I think it’s more important that people get accustomed to seeing a female rapper again,” Nicki told MTV News. “Before I just come out and drop an album, they need to get accustomed and see—people don’t even remember what a female rapper does. Obviously, I’d love to put an album out this year, but I just don’t want to rush things.”
Admittedly, Nicki may not have to worry about scurrying to put out an album. With the head of her label home gearing up for a yearlong prison stay, she’s not sure how that will affect her production schedule. But if she keeps spitting verses like the one in Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad,” we think she’ll be all right.
– Sonya Eskridge