Birdman: Nicki Minaj Is ‘Coming Hard’ on New Album

Nicki Minaj

Anticipation has been growing for Nicki Minaj’s third album The Pink Print. While Young Money’s first lady is holed up in the studio, Birdman is shedding some light on the project.

According to the Cash Money boss, the follow-up to 2012′s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is shaping up to be Nicki’s strongest work yet.

“For the new album, she’s doing what she feels like doing and we’re supporting her,” Birdman told Billboard. “You hear a lot of growth in her music. She’s coming confident and hard. We expect for this to be one of the biggest [albums] from her.”

The album will showcase the head Barb’s skills as an MC. “It’s more rap. This album is going to have a little bit of everything but more rap,” he revealed.

She has yet to collaborate, but Birdman is sure that some of the YMCMB family will make appearances. “She’s still doing her thing, then getting features on it.”

While no release date has been set, he did say that the album will arrive after Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V. “She’s definitely coming this year,” he said. “She hasn’t picked a date yet. Tha Carter V will definitely come before Nicki’s [album].”

In the meantime, she has been warming up with guest verses for everyone from Mario to Meek Mill, and even contributed the explosive “Lookin Ass” to the Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire. But don’t expect to hear the same thing.

“What she did for Young Money is totally different than what she’s doing for her album. She’s more girlier,” said Birdman.

In an interview with “The Breakfast Club” last year, Nicki spoke about her new music. “It’s very different from anything I’ve done, which I’m surprised about,” she said. “I’m not feeling like, ‘Oh, I did this.’ I’m feeling this is next level.”



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74 Comments

  1. nicko

    CANT WAIT FOR THE PINK PRINT ! love her !

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @nicko, THE TURN UP IS REAL!
    Don’t know how I feel about that “girlier” comment, but that can be interpreted many different ways: “girlier” as in less cussing and more ladylike? I can only hope. Certainly not “girlier” as in Your Love or I will fight a hoe. While I remain incredibly optimistic, that “girlier” statement will haunt me.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, I’m withcha. I really hope he means like a girl anthem or something like that. No weak bars or girly beats please.

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    Gift The Realest Reply:

    ”girlier”!!! But more rap?? This is one to look out for

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    Oh Reply:

    @nicko, FOR WHAT? She’s not gonna be doing anything new .

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    K Reply:

    @Oh, sigh, you are never far away do you.

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  2. SagKing718

    Can’t wait for that shit to flop. Lol..

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    m4ti Reply:

    @SagKing718, nope, that’s not lil kim lol

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    Blah Reply:

    @m4ti, Lil Kim isn’t a flop. Lol. Wake up. She’s the one who paved a way for a lot female rappers. Everyone after her bit way too much off. This generation will never understand that because they’re too busy buying music from people like Kirko Bangz. So, of course she wouldn’t pull in big numbers anymore. She was hot when music was taken seriously.

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    Daddylong stroke Reply:

    boss n mc lyte paved the way Kim was out when rage was out n foxy brown n was not a gangster but a hooker in the street dat biggie discover dats all Faye n biggie was the best on bad boy home boy who came after Craig Mack came out so let’s get it right

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    Daddylong stroke Reply:

    I ment faith n biggie was the hottest on bad boy then Kim

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    JustCoastWitHa Reply:

    @SagKing718, praying on her downfall huh? bum ass

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    K Reply:

    @JustCoastWitHa, that’s what haters do.

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  3. YO_

    Nicki is good rapper and all but she’s overrated…

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    tyson Reply:

    @YO_, nah she not overrrated shes underrated shes always killin rappers on their own song and ppl always actin like she cant rap.

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    K Reply:

    @YO_, Lol she is underrated you mean.

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    Bougie Kid Reply:

    @YO_, I think you meant underrated.

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    Jay McKinney Reply:

    @Bougie Kid, yes you guys are right she’s VERY underrated. People don’t give her credit for shit nor is she recognized for her good talent or hard work

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    Oh Reply:

    @YO_, WHAT A JOKE! Nicki doesn’t know what “going hard” is shes a weak wack bitch with mediocre rhymes. She’s gonna be spitting some bubblegum shit as always then claim to be the best rapper alive

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    lily Reply:

    @Oh, why do you breathe

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    Blah Reply:

    @YO_, I agree.

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    Daddylong stroke Reply:

    @YO_, micki is not over ratted it just different she can rap n sing on like Kim who is jealous

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  4. DON

    Hard and confident but girly? Well I mean she did say this one is for the ladies. The Pink Print.

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    KenBarbUK Reply:

    @DON,

    I’m guessing he means like a feminist album

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  5. Realistically

    Nicki just follows the trends. When she first came out, it was all about pop-star domination, following the likes of Gaga ‘n ‘em. Then Kendrick came back and made lyricism a thing, and she feels like she needs to show and prove. We shall see.

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    Mafianvintage Reply:

    @Realistically, well she has to. Not that she isn’t lyrical which we know she is but if you don’t follow the trend . Your time in the game becomes short esp. For female rappers.

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    NEUTRON Reply:

    @Realistically, when she first came she dropped her killer verse on MONSTER.

    She’s set trends. Not follow them. Wrong female rapper.

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    JustCoastWitHa Reply:

    @Realistically, I’m sorry, she actually sets trends. She’s the only Female rapper in my eyes that’s balanced Hip Hop & Pop.

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    . Reply:

    @JustCoastWitHa, Y’all always give her all the credit. She’s not the only one and she certainly wasn’t the first. As far as trends? They compared her Lil Kim and Lady Gaga for a reason.

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    GREEKGOD Reply:

    @., Add Madonna to that list. Who is the mother and grandmother of Kim and Gaga.

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  6. Os

    can’t wait to buy it.

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  7. ♪►Muzzac◄♪

    YASSSS MS.MARAJ TAKE MY COINS HONEY CHILE!!!!

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  8. TM

    After the Carter V. God only knows when that is going to drop. I was hoping the album would come before summer may come in the middle :/ I guess. Anyhoo it’s going to SLAYYY just wait.

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  9. KenBarbUK

    I don’t want any ymcmb family on the album apart of Drake :((

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    DON Reply:

    @KenBarbUK, The only Wayne and Tyga I want to hear is Senile. No more. Then she could get The Game and Drake.

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  10. DON

    The only girl rap album I know is The Miseducation of a Lauryn Hill and Pink Friday. I remember she said the new album would be a cross between Pink Friday and The Re Up + more. So yeah..

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  11. Jay McKinney

    I think it would be her best album!! Even though the Pink Friday was good I think this album going to dominate and be excellent!! I can just feel it. That’s why she’s taking her time.

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  12. sa

    in this picture she looks like chilli from tlc… :)

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  13. SIGH

    Calling your album the pink print is SO UNORIGINAL…nicki we are over you so please stop…

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    GREEKGOD Reply:

    @SIGH, Who are you?

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    K Reply:

    @SIGH,why do you haters feel like y’all talk for everyone. you are over here but i am sure am not, i am waiting to buy my copy of the album when its out.

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    Blah Reply:

    @K, Why do you lovers feel like y’all talk for everyone? It goes both ways. Accept the fact some people might not be here for this album. Yeah, some people are taking it too far but don’t forget my first two sentences. Fundamental.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Blah, again, you haters prove you’re dumb as fck. K said HE (referring only to himself) that he will buy the album when its out. sit yo ass down.

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    Come again Reply:

    @Andy, Not you calling someone “dumb” when hours of spelling and grammar is missing in your reply. You can find SEVERAL seats.

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    GREEKGOD Reply:

    @Blah, You’re still going to listen to it. So idk even know why you bother at this point..

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    Andy Reply:

    @SIGH, y’all are never over her. Always coming here to hate.

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  14. debo

    Dam cant wait to hear some new music from her. I know this is gonna be a great album because shes finally puttin all that other shit to the side and taking her time. I feel like everything else has been rushed. But when she does drop it…lets just say i wouldnt want to be a female rapper at that time… shit i wouldnt want to be a male rapper neither, she about to be killin shit.

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    beyhivehov Reply:

    @debo, agreed what I been sayin this whole time if it wasn’t for her side ventures she wouldve been DONE! However she is coming for the kill this time round I see grammys!!!

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  15. A Realist

    I’m so glad Pink Friday Roman Reloaded was a commercial flop so she could leave that Europop techno crap alone. I loved the Re-Up and her mixtapes and I know this is going to be an evolved version of those so I’m really excited for this project. Lookin Ass was dopeee.

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    GREEKGOD Reply:

    @A Realist, Roman Reloaded wasn’t a commercial flop. It was still the biggest selling rap album of 2012. Having sold 860K+ copies, certified platinum, selling 1.8M units WW. Not bad for a meltingpot album.

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  16. EveRyder

    This fake hoe will flop hard. She done and her time is up. Its all about Iggy, Da baddest Bitch Trina, and lauryn hill this year for female rap. Angel haze messed herself up with the stunt she pulled. Don’t come for my fave Eve about her lip lock album sales bcuz she was gone from the music scene for a decade so I wasn’t expecting her to do blockbuster numbers,but she about be making big moves this year.

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    dan Reply:

    @EveRyder, yes… right. The year of Trina.

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    Kurweezy Reply:

    @dan, I agree the delusion was very real.

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    JustCoastWitHa Reply:

    @EveRyder, “It’s a Rough Ride…E V E. BUT I win nigga, Easy 3.”

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    Andy Reply:

    @EveRyder, but 8K tho… biggest flop in the history Eve.

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @EveRyder, y’all claiming the Re-Up was a flop, but it did 4 times as many sales first week than Eve’s ALBUM. Like, Nicki’s re-release sold more than EVE’s original work. BYE.
    There won’t be another female rapper popping like Nicki until Nicki retires or dies.

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  17. Slayin Your Faves

    @EveRyder, LMFAO. All of your “bad bitxhes” are far away from being at the Nicki level. Iggy is great but she’s not even close to beat Nicki. And please, you justify Eve’s flop album by saying she was gone for a “decade”? Lame ass nigga.

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  18. everybody....

    Everybody shut the f*** up give us a f****** credit for what the f*** she does nobody wants to f****** say oh she did good but want to f****** say oh she does bad…… shes a good f****** artist give a b**** a chance

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  19. BeyStan/ LeSlayage

    Lmaoo
    she comes crawling back to hip-hop after she abandons her roots to gain a bigger fan base? The moment this shit under performs I’m gonna LMAO, She’s old news and ain’t anticipated tbh

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    JustCoastWitHa Reply:

    @BeyStan/ LeSlayage, …Crawling back to hip hop? I hate when ppl like you say this?

    There’s hip hop on BOTH albums she’s dropped. Have you forgotten about her 15 Hip Hop features each year?

    NEVER abandoned hip hop, just broadened her horizons.

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    K Reply:

    @JustCoastWitHa,so true she never abandon hip-hop, the haters are very loud and when they speaks, it will come across to some people that everyone feels the same way who is ignorant to certain things..

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    Daddylong stroke Reply:

    Man nicki is the shit nsing n rap n can go with the best just like the hardest female gansta rapper came out who rap with the best boss who rap with pac spice1 krazzie bone big herk esham etc n who gave her respect n boss can still flow at fifthy lil Kim when she was out hid bind biggie when rage foxy brown pac etc was out ow sims she was a gangster but ever 1 know she was a hoe dat biggie discoverers was the the hotest on bad boy

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  20. craig minaj

    Lov3 nicki minaj been a fan since 2006 when I first heard of her

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  21. Only YOlas to That VB

    gUESS HER FANS had been waiting for her to put out an album which ever way she decided to go with it for sure they will love or Dislike it

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  22. TheOnlyOne

    I hope she does a feminist hip-hop album coz that’s where the grammys are tbh

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  23. Jay

    I thought she isn’t calling the album the pink print?

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    GREEKGOD Reply:

    @Jay, It was a possibility and she said it was either Pink Friday: The Pink Print or just The Pink Print. Then she said it might change depending on the direction of the songs so I guess the songs are THE PINK PRINT.

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    Jay Reply:

    @GREEKGOD, Thank you. I love you so much. Will you marry me?

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    K Reply:

    @Jay, he answer your question that you obviusly ask, so why are you being sarcastic /disrespectful. i didn’t see him dis you in anyways.

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  24. Badnastydingaz

    Lol he said the same thing for Pink Friday;Roman Reloaded…what a joke!

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    Oh Reply:

    @Badnastydingaz, EXACTLY they don’t know what “Going hard” is

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    Bougie Kid Reply:

    @Oh, But, she did go hard for Roman Reloaded. Numbers don’t lie and music is clearly for entertainment. With that being said, people really enjoyed the album.

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  25. hmmmm

    she should try do a song with lauryn hill get her to sing on it or something.. be different!!she should just do what she thinks best! think old, think new, but still try stay cool. go old school.. nas, aaliyah, missy, defo do a song with drake that always turns out grate. think what sold and what didnt!! if shes doing ft then she should defo think outside the box but noot to outside.

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  26. rashid

    I love birdman,lil Wayne and nicki minaj songs I wish your new song all people like it

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