Nicki Minaj Doesn’t Believe in Sophomore Jinx

Nicki Minaj Doesn’t Believe in Sophomore Jinx

The Young Money star has high expectations for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

Published April 3, 2012

Nicki Minaj is celebrating the release of her new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, this week, and the Harajuku Barbie stopped by DJ Clue's Power 105.1 radio show in New York to talk about the new record and if she believes in the sophomore jinx.

"Hell no!" Minaj declared. "This album is gonna sell so much more than Pink Friday. Ask me this question two years from today, Clue. With me, I’m never about first week and all that. I like to look at it for the long haul. I’ma travel, I’ma meet my beautiful babies, my Barbz everywhere, and this is my first time I’m gonna get to do a world tour, so the album is gonna do its thang.”

Minaj said that she initially planned on doing an all rap album, but quickly found herself branching out in other directions.

"When I first got in the studio, it was just gonna be all rap, that’s why I named it Roman Reloaded," she revealed. "Things just don’t keep my attention long enough to only do one thing. By the time the album was done, it was just a versatile album."

But despite critics who've noted the album's pop influences, however, the Young Money star says she's still hip hop.

"I have to say, I feel like people love saying the pop word first," she said. "The album is more hip hop than pop.”

Roman Reloaded features collaborations with Rick Ross, Cam'Ron, Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown and more, but there was one featured artist that surprised even Minaj herself.

“I didn’t think I could get Nas, just to be honest," she said. "He’s always been so exclusive. He doesn’t work with everybody and I respect people that are like that. They take pride in their craft.”

Minaj appeared on Monday's episode of 106 & Park with Cam'Ron and 2 Chainz. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded hits stores today.

(Photo: John Ricard/BET)

Written by Reggie Ugwu


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