Nicki Minaj Collaborates with will.i.am on Emotional Album

Nicki Minaj and will.i.am

Nicki Minaj is calling in the heavy hitters for her debut. After helping Usher and his own group the Black Eyed Peas top the charts, will.i.am is extending his hitmaking skills to the Young Money rapper.

“I don’t want to say too much, but I just did some work with will.i.am,” Minaj revealed to EW.com. However, she wouldn’t elaborate whether the Black Eyed Peas frontman is producing and/or lending his vocals to their collaboration, saying, “Just something for my album that I’m really excited about.”

Without spilling any additional names, she described the project’s overall direction. “The album is much more emotional than you anticipate, which is a great thing,” she added. “And I know women are gonna connect to the album so much. I felt like for so many years I was the girl who did the catchy little raps, and it’s time for me now to tell my story, and in telling my story, I’m really telling every girl’s story. We all go through the same thing. So the album is gonna feel very personal to every female.”

Other previously announced contributors include Swizz Beatz, Alex Da Kid, and Sean Garrett. The as-yet-untitled set is due November 23.



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38 Comments

  1. Jaqueline

    puts a nicki minaj é fodaa , adoro elaa !
    i acho bem interresante esse trabalho qi ela está fazendo com will.i.am ( Black Eyed Peas )

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  2. helen

    good her abulm is going to be sorta serious i love when she be talking bout her life in songs .i cant wit to hear her story NOVEMBER 23

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  3. crip

    go NICKI!!!!

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  4. crip

    its gonna be hater in 5…4…3…2…1..
    but i hope not…cause that is really ugly thing…damm….well lets go again…
    5…4…3…2…1…

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  5. L0VEKING.

    I can’t wait for this!

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  6. J

    i think album is about to blow ppl away, i just have a feeling about it. i think she’s gonna surprise and silence the haters on this one.

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  7. Steve

    Haha IKR @Crip.

    But I’m really excited I hope with all this hype of her working with producers like Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Will.I.Am its good. I cant wait to purchase it and actual have a FEMALE rapper in my collection of CDs.

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  8. lol...

    what about her male fans :-(

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  9. Taybee

    I cannot WAIT until her album comes out!! :)

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  10. Sharp Tongue

    Awww… i can’t wait Nicki’s album will be crazy she is really taking her time to give the fans what they want go Nicki i’m so proud of you.

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  11. IM THE HATER CRIP WAS TALKIN ABOUT

    IM A NICKI FAN KINDA SHE HAS GROWN ON ME….BUT I HOPE HER ALBUM GOES BACK TO HER ROOTS. I LIKED HER FLOW ON “ITTY BITTY PIGGY” THOSE ARE THE TYPE OF TRACKS I WANNA HEAR. NOT MASSIVE ATTACK, NOT YOUR LOVE #IMJUSTSAYIN

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  12. kimmy

    idk why but i think her abulm is going to be really good and show other side of her that people aint seen before not just the fun side of her personality and like suprise people who think all she not a “real” rapper i cant wait to get it

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  13. @sexyblaqclas

    I’m so ready to hear what is on the record and hear her art. She is a very god artist and its superhuman shit she spits she raw. Really. I can’t see no better anytime soon. Real talk

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  14. Joey Sparks

    Four years ago Nicki Minaj was working as a customer service rep in a telephone company. Not like she’s been rapping “all that long”. Good for her though, she got a break and went with it. Much better than answering phones at Bridgecom, huh?

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  15. SKITZOKEN

    @joeysparks
    so did telling where she worked four years ago make you feel good or something wtf is your problem hater. you must still work there huh?

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  16. Quinnshay

    i think she knows she got something to prove lyrically…..which is wats goin to make the album so fucking hot!!!!

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  17. PuckerUP

    She’s very overrated and she need to keep it cute when it comes to Ciara. All her singles remind me of Ciara’s Goodies days.

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  18. Toolondeck

    expect nothin but flows to be much tighter than a dxxk in a butt this time around:D…mayne shes just awesome!

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  19. MEME

    @ Joey thanks for mentioning that. I was all confused when I read that she said shes been the girl that did catchy songs for so many years….as if she been int he games forever. Bish plz, this is ur first album. Just relax

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  20. Lil CiCi

    PukerUp, shut the hell up. Ciara ain’t got shit to do with this. Nicki is the shit and if you don’t like her that’s fine. But don’t mention about Ciara because you’re making the fans look bad. Smh…. As much as I love Ciara I’m here for Nicki too. And for your information Nicki’s singles are nothing like Ciara so hush. Smh…..

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  21. smh

    Are y’all stupid? She been rapping for about 7 years, she just wasn’t signed to a major label.

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  22. rob

    this gonna be a nice album cause nicki is like the future she rap a kinda way it kinda wierd or retarted ( as in slow) ……. will i am make these funny hair sltyles to seem he in the future
    so these people would make a awesome album ….. futuristic album

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  23. ArftKnower

    She still isn’t signed to a major label. ;)

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  24. rethy

    wish she would make songs for all her fans sounds like she is only targeting her female fans.. what about us males :(

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  25. jane

    Nicki sed herself she didn’t really start trying to actually make rapping a career until 07 but she didn’t get signed to a major til preety much last semtpember but anyway can’t wait till her abulm

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  26. carl

    I CAN’T FUCKING WAIT!!!!!!

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  27. Red

    Carl you are a loser! Just wanted to let you know

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  28. truth718

    UMMMMMM STILL NOT COPPIN IT ..MAYBE BOOTLEG IT LIMEWIRE!!!!!!!

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  29. NICOLE

    THIS IZ GOIN 2B GREAT CANT WAIT!

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  30. Madison

    Personally I cnt wait till nicki drops her album!!! I just hope it doesn’t get leaked nd lower her sell… Fuck all the nicki haters in a strange way she is bettering female rap nd inspiring others so why hate bt aperriciate tht fact.. #team barbie change the game nd show why so many r in love wit u nicki!!! Take a listen 2 autobiography- by nicki minaj
    And

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  31. leelovenicki

    YOU GOOOOOOO NICKI

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  32. ZeZelicious

    Yay! I cant wait till her album comes out ! N awww she has a heart! She is gonna be talking about all the girls :)) I love Nicki minaj am glad she understands girls haha :)

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  33. JohnnyAuxier

    Nicki’s been my favorite rapper for the longest, its crazy to see her grow from collaborating with lame ass jeffree star to will i am, usher, luda, trey, etc. im so proud you dont even know =]

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  34. Taybee

    I think it’s funny how lil kim is being so negative while nicki is keeping positivity around and in her bubble. I do not think i would respect nicki if she acted the same way as kim and shot back at her. To keep her new career going well, she has to keep her positivity and block out the noise.

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  35. Red

    Nicki is the 2 face bit(h in school everyone hates. She is the 2 faced girl that talks mad $hit but then pretends to be everybody friend. She fired shots at EVE Kim & a whole lot of others then when they address the issue .. She plays nice and says I’m doing this for female hip hop

    Funny how she responded to Lil Mama but she refuses to address Kim Keys Etc.

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  36. joan

    @red wat you talking bot nicki been saying she respect all the girls in hip hop and sed she respect any women who doing something to get money when did she fire shots at eve kim and whole lot of other eve sed nicki was nice as shit when they meet and nicki sed when she meet kim she told her if you thought i had a problem with you i dont and i respect you and think you great its interviews on the web…..kim just trying to get back in the spotlight so she started beefing with nicki and nicki going to countiune to annoy her…. nicki sed in interviews 08 that she never worrys about beef & negativity and who dont like her she just trying to get her money

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  37. A Realist

    Will.I.Am makes some nice beats. But idk about hearing Nicki spit over them. It’ll be worth the wait to see what they’ve cooked up though. I hope I’m shocked.

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