Nicki Minaj Talks Sophomore Jinx, New Collaborations, & Mixing Genres

Nicki Minaj and DJ Clue

Nicki Minaj returned home to New York to kick off her album release week. On Monday, she taped her episode of “106 & Park” with 2 Chainz and Cam’ron, received a plaque from Birdman, and stopped by DJ Clue’s show on Power 105.1, where she spoke about the sophomore jinx, mixing pop with hip-hop on her sophomore album, collaborating with Nas, her Pepsi deal, upcoming features for Cam’ron and Waka Flocka Flame, and more.

On M.I.A. and the Super Bowl incident: “I love M.I.A. She’s cuckoo sometimes, but I love her.”

On whether she believes in the sophomore jinx: “Hell no! 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.”

On mixing pop, R&B, and hip-hop on Roman Reloaded: “When I first got in the studio, it was just gonna be all rap, that’s why I named it Roman Reloaded. 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 I have to say, I feel like people love saying the pop word first. The album is more hip-hop than pop.”

On working with Nas on “Champion”: “I didn’t think I could get Nas, just to be honest. 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.”

On her Pepsi deal: “I can’t comment on any Pepsi-related stuff. I do have a new relationship with Pepsi and they will tell everyone more at the right time.”

On her upcoming collaborations: “I may have a little something something coming out with [Cam'ron]. I may have a little something something coming with Waka Flocka, my little brother. I do have a few more verses to hand in and then we got to hit the world a couple times.”

On her favorite songs to record: “I had a blast recording a lot of my dance songs, ‘Pound the Alarm’ and ‘Starships.’ Those were a lot of fun. I had fun recording ‘Come on a Cone.’ I was busting out laughing in the booth. When I said, ‘Dick in your face,’ that was in one take. And I also had fun doing ‘Beez in the Trap’ ’cause I made that hook up trying to be funny.”

Listen to the full interview below.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Nicki Minaj and Birdman

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56 Comments

  1. kwayzee

    YASSSS!!!! SPEAK GIRL

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    Roman Reply:

    @kwayzee, i love nicki but you be on her top claim down

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @Roman, its called being a Stan boo.

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    REECE Reply:

    @Kwayzee,I understand how you feel some of those haterz keep hating ut we luv nicki because she an inspiration to us.She is d best (MWAHHH KWAUZEE U HAVE A PINK FRIDAY PAGE)

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    roman zolanski Reply:

    @Roman, claim or calm

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  2. Yeah

    she gon flop :/

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @Yeah, she gon flop? but you made sure you flopped your ass on this post! HAHAHAHAHA!!

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    TEAM QUEEN B Reply:

    @Yeah, noshe wont because birdman is gonna buy all the sales to make it look like it was successful

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    Jane Doe Reply:

    @TEAM QUEEN B, Thank you. You know what time it is. All of her sheep fall for the “smoke & mirrors” in the industry.

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    Lola Reply:

    @TEAM QUEEN B, you mad bitch?

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    :O youMADstayMAD Reply:

    @Yeah, but Roman Reloaded is #1 on iTunes with nothing but a commercial promo? OH! your argument is invalid!

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    Really? Reply:

    @:O youMADstayMAD, Yeah this album is going to sell, but the reviews are HORRIBLE! When even MTV & Billboard say your album is garbage then yes that’s a slump. Don’t believe me, go google it. The critics don’t like this album at all. So it may be successful commercially, but artistically it’s a mess. Hopefully this will push Nicki to really work on making a more cohesive album next time.

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    Honey bee Reply:

    @Really?, AMEN

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    AJ Reply:

    @Really?, *waves church fan* PREACH!!!!!!!!

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  3. A Realist

    Love her! Roman Reloaded. COP DAT.

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    roman zolanski Reply:

    @A Realist, tell it like it is u is reall i bust shots at people who post bad comments about nicki minaj

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  4. Jordan K.

    Pink Friday: ROMAN RELOADED tomorrow.

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  5. my name is oo

    Girl, bring Ciara! PLEASE

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  6. Roman

    i love nicki but first said M.I.A should have never did that now she like i love her lol

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  7. Layla

    God damn this girl is cocky more than anything.I can’t with her.

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  8. Kia

    u want to big up women and say we have more to offer, yet you’re practically naked in these photos.
    u sell sex, but feel like women have babies too soon? u say your puss is squeaky and u twerk in videos, but u want young ladies to take your advice? idk, nicki. i really don’t.

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    RDK Reply:

    @Kia,if you wasn’t so da-n ugly,i would put my d!ldo in you face,fall back hating b!tch.

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    UR2FUNNY Reply:

    @Kia, beyonce shakes her ass in all her videos and im sure u love beyonce dont u?

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  9. Keisha

    Nicki is a joke.She contradicts her-self in every interview.

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    Lola Reply:

    @Keisha, she’s a joke yet you’re checking for all of her interviews? bitch, you are contradiction. get your life.

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    BEY I BEEN WAITING FOR YOU TO COME BACK AND SLAYYYYY Reply:

    @Keisha, she really does, she want young girls to stop getting pregnant and be a voice for them and what not but in every verse her pussy is squeaky and she buses it open in the islands of wakkiki…

    Okay Nicki

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    Casey Reply:

    @Keisha, die from a massive heart attack you hatin ass bitch…. U mad cause her album gone do big numbers?

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  10. Lola

    you see the plaques, everything else is irrelevant.

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  11. Blaze

    Confused bitch……I will wait for Missy to drop some real hiphop

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    Trillafood Reply:

    @Blaze, I agree

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    Jane Doe Reply:

    @Blaze, co sign 100%.

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    un amor Reply:

    @Blaze, mufuckas cant appreciate a good artist. Someone that can drop a whole genre of music. That shit dope as hell. Not too many artist can rap sing and go pop. So fallback and stop hating yo.

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    WRITER Reply:

    @Blaze, nicki is polyvalent & what about missy?

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  12. un amor

    Man 106 is pre recorded. They be claiming they shit is the livest in the country. Gtfoh!!!!! But anyway Nicki cant wait to go cop the album tomorrow its gon be dope as fuck i already know that shit. And fuck all you Nicki haters yall aint shit!!!!!!

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  13. Esi53

    OMG! I knew there was something up with that part in Come On A Cone! No One Can Sing that in the 1st try without LAUGHING!!!! XD I know I DID XD PAhahahaa…. ♫Dick in your Face!! My dick in your FACE!! ♫

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  14. :O youMADstayMAD

    explain to me why Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded went straight to #1 on iTunes before midnight with nothing but a commercial promo that they have only been showing for a week? yo fave can’t do it like Nic, that’s why y’all haters stay press’d. OH!

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  15. RDK

    nicki is doing her thing i am so proud of her,keep doing u nicki.

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  16. uHoesBuggin

    People constantly hatin on Nick, but everytime I come to this site, her stories are always the most read of the week. Doesn’t really make sense to be checkin for a bitch you can’t stand. Say what you want about her, but anything her name is attached to, bitches definitely check it out.

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  17. Henry

    PFRR IS AMAZING. #justsaying

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  18. Shade

    She has definitely succumbed to the sophomore slump/jinx. Her album is terrible….and lol at her saying the album is more hip hop then pop

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    real music supporter Reply:

    @Shade, ikr

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  19. @taimiicel

    #ROMANRELOADED ….IS AMAZING #TMUK LOVE NICKI MINAJ “SHE SO CUTE IN THIS INTERVIEW”

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  20. E

    garbage

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  21. maya

    This bitch is WACK end of story. She’s basically singing & uses auto tone every time. Her album is going to flop b/c she comes off as a joke with that weak ass starship single & needs to stop with the green lace front.

    No one takes he seriously anymore & when her first week sales drop from her 1st album I’m going to laugh….HARD!

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  25. Brionna

    so proud of Her since 08′ watching t all come full circle

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  26. Beyonce is desperate

    She look like a bird. A damn FFFLLLAAAMMMIIINNNGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! #holdsbreath OOOoOOooOoOoooooo!

    If this is all that’s required to be a rapper. Beam me up Scotty!

    Lol

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  27. TheDreamer

    Haven’t listened to the album yet. Will do later. She seems like a very entertaining person from the interview.

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  28. ILOVEKELLY

    haterz dred..let the girl do her..if i was rapper i was going to do me too..at the end of the day many will hate and many will like.. Thats what wrong with the world many hate on different it scares yawl..but the pop songs n rnb songs on it i love the raps songs are dope..

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  29. Diego

    Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, will debut at #1 next week, with between 200-225k in sales lmao so low???? U Nicki Minaj stans wished for more I know lol

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    RDK Reply:

    @Diego,that was base off 1 day sales we will wait and see how it go,s.

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  30. jb

    Baby will buy them for her….!!!!

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