Just a day after the release of her latest single “Pills n Potion,” Nicki Minaj called in to DJ Flexx and WPGC to talk about her new single, her forthcoming album Pink Print and why the DMV is hands-down one of her favorite places in the country.
Nicki Minaj has already made over her brightly-wigged persona, pushed her music towards the hip-hop route and has been dropping new music in 2014 faster than her Barbz can keep up with. And it’s all for a good reason. Every release leading up to the release of her next album, Pink Print. While a release date hasn’t been set, she assures her fans it will be this year. “When it comes, it’ll be perfect,” she told DJ Flexx during the interview. “[Fans] will get crazy, if at a certain point this album doesn’t come out. I will have to hide from my fans. They will lynch me,” she jokes with a laugh.
This album, she says, is her most personal to date. “For a long time people have gotten to know me but the world doesn’t really know me,” she clarifies, before continuing, “I feel like my story should be told now… I want to have a platform to talk about it [and] I think the album is the best platform for it.”
Fans got a taste of her upcoming album with her latest single “Pills n Potions,” which she says is about how self-medicating the world so they don’t have to deal with reality. “Sometimes you think back and [wonder] ‘What’s really going on, what’s bothering me.’ We mask what’s bothering us,” she says about the song. It’s about having a person in your life and saying “You may have wronged me and hurt me but I’m still having the love I have for you,” she explains.
Don’t expect her new album to be a slew of dance-worthy pop song like “Super Bass” and “Starships.” Minaj is working on her authentic hip-hop sound but unlike what many media outlets say, she doesn’t want to steer clear of the pop genre.
“I didn’t say I didn’t want to do pop music,” she clarifies. “This album definitely won’t have dance music. Everything, whether pop or hip hop, will be authentic. I feel like people won’t care what label or genre.”