The Barbs can start to rejoice. Nicki Minaj has confirmed new music is indeed on the way and claims it will produce the best era of her career.
Dazed Magazine got Onika to discuss her past, present and future in a lengthy interview for their autumn / winter issue. When asked about her yet to be titled fourth studio album she did not talk specifics but is promising a game changer. “This era will be a billion times more epic than anything ‘Anaconda’ could have delivered. I think this era will definitely be the most memorable and the most impactful of my career yet” she explained.
Those expecting a quick turnaround on new records will have to be patient as Lewinsky admitted that she is taking her sweet time. “I’ve made it my business with this album to not even put a date or a deadline on it. I can’t say if I’m fifty-per-cent, eighty-per-cent or ten-per-cent done, because I don’t know.”
But in this case ignorance is bliss as it providing her an artistic freedom she has hasn’t always had access to throughout her very busy 10-year career. “There’s so much beauty in not knowing. I just want to go in the studio and create like I used to, before there were any expectations. You know? When I was just having fun, working on my mixtapes, going in and creating… writing my little life” Minaj confessed.
And when you see Nicki flick it up with her Rap pals on social media don’t assume they secured a feature on her new project. “I do a lot of features. You never know when it’s a feature for them, a song for my album, or when it’s something we’re both just thinking about. Trust me, you can’t take those pictures as hints all the time. I would never give it up like that.”
You can read the rest of the feature where she also discusses Lil’ Wayne, Donald Trump and whether or not her alter ego Roman will be making a return here.