Nicki Minaj to Release Second Album in Early 2012

The rapper might release a new single before this year's end.

Posted: 11/22/2011 07:12 PM EST

Listen up Barbz, a new Nicki Minaj album is reportedly in the works and you might get a taste as soon as next month. Cash Money honcho Brian "Birdman" Williams said the rapper has already started hitting the studio and will release her second LP in the first quarter of 2012.


"Nicki's back in the studio, so we're looking to drop Nicki in the first quarter," Birdman told Billboard.com


As for when fans could expect a new single, he added, "Maybe this year? I don't know. We're really thinking it out. But she's in the studio, and we're looking real soon, because she's ready to go and we're ready to go with her."


Minaj's Pink Friday producer Kane Beatz also talked to MTV News about the record's progress. 


"We got one so far. She's in L.A. goin' crazy. ... She just started, so she's really picking her music and picking the songs. She's real selective. She'll pick all the beats before she even starts writing, so right now, we're just getting music together, and it's goin' crazy right now.


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