Nicki Minaj Eyes Feature-Less Sophomore Album

Published: Wednesday 10th Aug 2011 by Rashad

For a rapper whose introduction was built on the foundation of featuring, fans and critics alike once questioned if rapstress Nicki Minaj would be able to completely carry an album of her own material.  Now, with a slew of hit singles and platinum certification later, Minaj has undoubtedly proven her star quality.

But, with reports she is in the studio working on her sophomore release, the ‘Super Bass’ rapper has revealed information about the album’s direction – threatening to abandon the platform that (ultimately) put her on top.

Hear more after the jump:

Do you think Nicki Minaj should do a feature-less album?

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH August 10, 2011

    YES

  2. KAT DELUNA FAN August 10, 2011

    No more alter-egos ??
    How she going to dowithout the gimmicks 😯 😯

  3. Shane August 10, 2011

    she’s hilarious! i cant wait considering that was one of my favorite songs on the album but i still think she got like 2 or 3 hit songs left from Pink Friday. =)

  4. Tina August 10, 2011

    I

  5. Tina August 10, 2011

    I’m not f*cking sorry but she won’t last without the gimmicks. The main reason she was successful was because of pop fans.

  6. gio88 August 10, 2011

    less POP. more HIP HOP

  7. Samuel August 10, 2011

    Yeah

  8. Samuel August 10, 2011

    She should work with the neptunes

  9. rihanna is the best! You will deal August 10, 2011

    It will probably go platinum again. She’s already broke records as a female rapper than any other in a long time. More than Trina.

  10. Mia August 10, 2011

    Yeah Right this bytch lies more than Pinocchio that’s why her nose looks like that.She said she wasn’t doing no more features and she did it anyways.She is a lying, un-talented bytch.

  11. Lilly August 10, 2011

    Nicki minaj is some f****** b***, i hate her soo much everything about her is FAKE and her fans are some b***. sitting up there whoshipinh her like shes god or something well she is not and will never be, hehe

  12. Slaydele Slay$ha & R.I.P Amy Slayhouse(Slaying from Heaven) August 10, 2011

    Star qualities? Name some. It will flop like Pink Friday. Only 1.5million sold world wide.

    @Rihanna Is the Best
    Her most memorable record is when Pink Friday became the lowest selling #1 album in the history of the U.S Album 200

  13. Malibu Barbie August 10, 2011

    so she’s going to pretend shes from the hood now!! bwahhaha! her career is BARBIE. if she abandons that shes DONE.
    and she can FLY the f*** away and take her #MinajSlaves with her! copycat no-talent ASSWIPE! cant stand this pretentious h**!

  14. YEABEY and the lessors don’t mix August 10, 2011

    If she makes her “mixtape material” again then the album will be a SURE BUY!

  15. LTM August 10, 2011

    Lmao!! TGJ, you know damn well her 15 minutes are done.

  16. LTM August 10, 2011

    @Malibu Barbie & Slaydele
    Preach!!!

  17. vicious vixen August 10, 2011

    She is such a liar… Lmao @ Malibu Barbie

  18. Dollar$ign$kills August 10, 2011

    This b****..
    TGJ, yall need to stop kissing her fake ass.

  19. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 10, 2011

    Why not??Maybe this way she can make us take her seriously.You never know…
    HOWEVER, I hope it’s not because she is planning to both rap/talk AND sing the hooks in her own songs…
    Btw, her biggest (and only top 10) hit to date is ‘Super Bass’ and that was a solo song and ‘Your Love’ is her second biggest, also solo, while ‘Right Thru Me’ was relatively successful too.

  20. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 10, 2011

    @SLAYDELE What are you talking about??Pink Friday never topped the Billboard 200 and it sold 370k in the first wek, I believe.I’m not defending Nicki, but please get your facts right.

  21. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 10, 2011

    The lowest number 1 album on the Billboard 200 is by a band called Cake and it sold 44k

  22. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    That S*** Is Gonna Flop ! No Features ???? Girl Please ! Features Made YOUR CAREER !!!!

  23. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    IF They Was No Eminem – Where She Got Alter Ego’s !
    Missy – Making Crazy But Catchy Sounds & Voices
    Lil Kim – Barbie/Bad B**** Image + Wigs
    Gaga/Madonna- Weird /Over The Top Outfits
    A Psychopath – Crazy Faces
    Plastic surgeon – to Make Her Look Good
    Gimmicks This B**** would Be No where To Be found !!!!
    @Malibu Barb I LOVE Your Comments

  24. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    @All Nicki Fans That Say She Is A SMART Business Woman Please GTF Because If She was SMART She Would Have Done Promo Tours In Other Countries Like Drake When He Was Bout To Drop His Album !!! WTF Is 1.5 Million Worldwide !!!! FLOPPIN !!!!!! I Bet All Her lil 14 Yr old Barbs was download That S*** For Free Because Majority Of The Sales Came From The US Probably Adults That Buy her Gimmick !

  25. Malibu Barbie August 10, 2011

    @Kim > Sicki Garbarj thank youu!! and i love urs too.. ur literally broke down nicki minaj in that comment. that overexposed d*** ridden gimmick…

  26. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    I LOVE EXPOSE THESE H*** !!!!! EX.>>>>>POP ROYALTY

  27. Ebirah August 10, 2011

    She better strike while the iron’s hot – female rap artists do have a short shelf-life.

  28. BEAST. August 10, 2011

    @ SLAYDELE Pink Firday hit #1 after 11 WEEKS of being on the charts. Pink Friday has sold more than Beyonce’s & Britney Spear’s lastest albums in the first week.

    Pink Friday was sold 1.5 million copies in the USA and over 1.7 million worldwide.

    That is a HUGE SMASH album.

    How could you call it a flop when it’s PLATINUM and has sold more than Rihanna’s Loud in the USA and more than KE$HA’s Animal (who you love)?

  29. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    Lmaooo Yall nicki Stans Are So Dumb The Reason She Sold That Much Is Because Of The Price 99c When Kim & Foxy was Around They Ablum Cost More & They Still Succeeded Oh BTW Did Nicki Get 5 MICS……..(crickets In The Background) The F*** I Thought & where Her Grammys At ??????

  30. #Fresh August 10, 2011

    Hopefully this album she will actually RAP……and go back to the style she started with…this pop s*** she is doing is garbage! sure she is selling well but its bubble gum POP with a dash of hip hop

  31. pop royalty (RUDE BOY) August 10, 2011

    so what she’s gonna do next , wear no make-up on ?!!!

    we will see how this will go ! but she’s so hyped !

  32. Those That Cannot Do, Stan August 10, 2011

    Considering ‘Did It On ‘Em’ and her earlier mixtapes she can do it. She’s capable and she’s making so much money she can do anything.

  33. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    @Those Stan “Shitted on em…put ya #2s in the air if you did it on em…”

    Why It’s Absurd: Let’s get this straight: she wants us to put a number two in the air to signify our successful crapping onto someone else? We shudder at the impending influx of poop-related incidents in our local high schools once little girls get a hold of this record. To Nicki’s credit, she has defecated on a lot of people who swore she’d never be more than that chick Maino was trying to m***** on camera a couple years back. But this hook? For one, it just sounds like something you’d come up with in the studio under a severe case of writer’s block. More importantly, it falls far behind Jay-Z and KRS One for some of the greatest rap lyrics to even use the number two. Now that’s some Elias Sports Bureau s*** for ya.
    Line: She ain’t a Nicki fan that b**** is def dumb/ you ain’t my son you my muthafuckin stepson”

    Why It’s Absurd: This song is chock full of Nicki’s inability to decide if her rivals are her sons, daughters, half-cousins or inbred godsisters. In the annals of disses that would send would-be insulters to their caves, saying “you’re my stepson” is pretty tame. Unfortunately, the insults to our ears are much more vicious.

    Line: “If you could turn back time…Cher/ you used to be here now you gone…Nair”

    Why It’s Absurd: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the line where Pink Friday jumped the shark from mediocre, soft album to God-awful lyricism wrapped in Hello Kitty gift wrapping. She rhymed “Cher” with “Nair” which is bad enough. But the set up? “If could turn back time…Cher” is beyond absurd. “I will always love you…Whitney” is much more poignant.

  34. nice_gurl August 10, 2011

    Nicki is all over the place. She built her more ‘poppy’ audience, so I don’t think they will appreciate a more rap sound. I’m confused with Nicki’s direction in music.

  35. Those That Cannot Do, Stan August 10, 2011

    LMAO.

    No offense Kim but you’re a 100% Nicki hater, she could say ‘God is Good’ and I’m sure you’d have a 6 point bulletin as to why she’s wrong. And that’s the thing. You clearly hate Nicki but you’re in her every post letting her get to you. Why care so much about someone you want so badly to prove is irrelevant.

    There are a lot of people who just don’t like her and have a few simple points but for you it seems like everything she does offends and enrages which makes it hard to take seriously as someone who’s basically on the fence.

    For instance for point # 1 it’s common knowledge ‘s*** on ’em’ is slang for beating someone and has been said by many rappers. But you intentionally choose tonpretend she means literally. That’s silly.That alone shows how far you have to reach to complain about her because she annoys you.

  36. rihanna is the best! You will deal August 10, 2011

    @Slaydele who cares what you’re hatin ass thinks. Keep it cute. You don’t know much about rap anyways.

  37. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    @stan If This B**** Stops The Buffoonery & Becomes Original Then I will Change My Mind But Until Then…..F*** HER !!!!!

  38. rihanna is the best! You will deal August 10, 2011

    I can’t believe someone has the nerve to talk s*** when they worship KESHA who’s not very far from nicki’s little talent herself. Hypocrites.

  39. yass August 10, 2011

    MY B**** IS COMING FOR ALL THESE RAP H*** NECKS! AND

  40. Those That Cannot Do, Stan August 10, 2011

    @Kim

    Please be real. She’ll never do anything to change your mind. You hate her and that’s how you feel. But how much of your personal time do you plan to devote to stressing over her? Look at how many times you’ve. Ranted about her this month Aline, how many paragraphs you wrote bashing her. She’s doing what she feels she has to to make money, she’s already publicly stated she won’t change to please her haters.

    So does that mean you’re happy to say you will be spending future hours complaining all the same? That you’re proud of the fact cause you don’t like someone you have to type ‘F*** HER’ in all caps and with 5 exclamation points? Damn you don’t have real anger and shot in your life to be wasting that s*** on a f****** blog?

    I’m trying to see your POV because frankly you’re giving off as much passion as a hungry stan. I like Nicki and Lil Kim’s album/s and different raps but you’ll never catch me dead popping off online for neither of those 2 women who don’t know I’m alive.

  41. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    @stan If This B**** Stops The Buffoonery & Becomes Original Then I will Change My Mind But Until Then…..F*** HER !!!!! Like I Said Before ! I Used To Like Her Mixtape Days But Them Days Are Over & She Became This piece Of S*** But Ummm… Good 4 U IRDGAF What You Think Im Jus Giving My Opinion

  42. yass August 10, 2011

    @kim you stay on my faves posts….

  43. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    @Yass Ok Imma Respect This Girl When She Admits That She Is A Pop Star & Not A Rapper ! Kesha Is A pop Star That TRIES To Rap So Thats What Nicki Needs To Do & Just Stop The Gimmicks

  44. Those That Cannot Do, Stan August 10, 2011

    @Kim

    Props to you then because you’ll be giving Nicki hours of your life. I just wanted to be clear on the fact you’re aware of that and happy about it, since you are Imma let you get back to that. Like I said, I might like some of Nicki’s music but I damn sure will not be giving her that much time cause neither she nor any other famous random is worth it.

  45. rihanna is the best! You will deal August 10, 2011

    @Kim why can’t someone be a popstar and a rapper?

  46. gotterdammerung August 10, 2011

    keep doing your thing nicki,keep not paying them hateful rabid b!tches no mind.

  47. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    Lmfaooo IM DONE ! DEUCES ! Cus Everytime I Say Something ppl Try To Contradict & @Stan I Guess Your Right But This B**** Irks Me

  48. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    & I swear You Nicki Sheeps Are Hypocrites Cus When a Nicki stans Writes long Ass paragraphs Talking S*** About Kim Yall have Nothing To Say !

  49. Those That Cannot Do, Stan August 10, 2011

    @Kim

    Girl lots of b****** irk me but sometimes you gotta chuck up a middle finger and keep it moving, you on here more than some of her Stans lol.

  50. Those That Cannot Do, Stan August 10, 2011

    @Kim

    Uh no, they’re fools too. So you want to be a fool with them? Because fighting fire with fire dont do s***. Be smart and keep it cute.

  51. Kim > Sicki Garbarj TGJ STAY PRESSED ON KIM ! O o p ! August 10, 2011

    I Guess Imma Chuck It UP & IM NOT A FOOL & I BEEN KEEPING IT CUTE But Thank You For The Advice

  52. jamir21: bey,rih,gaga,brit SHITS on janet & keri ! August 11, 2011

    EVERYBODY SHITS ON KESHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. JORDAN August 11, 2011

    She’ll prob pull another “Massive Attack” and after that flops, pull out another pop hit

  54. Deonte August 11, 2011

    OMFG..A WHOLE NICKI MINAJ ALBUM WITH HER ALTER EGO’S ROMAN ZOLONSKI ATTITUDE???THATS A KILLER CD!!!IM JST SAYIN..LIL KIM FINALLY GOT WITH A LABEL SO SHE BETTER USE IT..BTW..WAHTS A FEMALE RAPPER??A FEMALE RAPPER ISNT JST A GIRL THATS RHYMES LYRICS IN HER SONGS..ITS A FEMALE THAT HAS A CETRATIN FLOW TO THE MUSIC SHE DOES..FOR EXAMPLES
    QUEEN LATIFAH
    MC LITE
    FOXY BROWN
    LIL KIM (YUCK)
    MISSY ELLIOT
    && NOW NICKI MINAJ
    SO ALL YALL NICKI MINAJ HATERZ, THAT HATIN S*** IS SO OLD..THERES A NEW WORD 4 HATERZ, ITS KALLED BLANKERZ WICH MEANS UR BLANK,EMPTY,LIFE LESS..THATS 2 ALL HATERZ

  55. Deonte August 11, 2011

    @KIM>SICKI GARBAJ…B**** WEN NICKI MINAJ SAY SUMTHIN TOWARDS LIL KIM IN HER SONGS,I LAUGH MY FUCKKIN ASS OFF..IDK BOUT THE REST..U AINT NUTHIN BUT A KIM FAN THATS HOPES,WISHES,AND PRAYS THAT SHE KUMS BACK WITH ANOTHER HIT AFTER ALL THIS TIME…HER LAST HIT,DRAKE WAS ON DEGRASSI, 3D MOVIES WEREN’T OUT, AND T-PAIN WAS IN LUV WITH A STRIPPER…GET A F***** LIFE..UR ALWAYS ON HERE COMMINTIN ON NICKI MINAJ POST..IF U DNT LIKE HER HOW K** EVER TIME I CLICK ON COMMENTS ABOUT SUMTHIN NICKI MINAJ, YO HATIN A** IS COMMENTIN???NOW UR A HYPOCRIT OR WAHT THE F*** EVER ITS KALLED KUS U SAY UR NOT A NICKI MINAJ FAN 100% BUT STUDY READ,WATCH,REASEARCH, AND COMENT ON HER…BXTCH GET OF HER D***, && GO TRIP AND FALL ON ONE!!!!
    #DONEWITHBLANKERZ

  56. ADELEFAN August 11, 2011

    this b**** is rubber fake and shes pop not rap if you ask me im still bumpin the lil kim hardcore in 2011

  57. lola August 11, 2011

    You ghetto, black hoodrats need to get out of that n***** b****’s Lil KIm silicone ass! Niki Minaj is a successful and smart business woman. 1.5 million in the US and 1.7 million worlwide aint s***? Um…. who else has sold that amount last year or this year? Not

    KESHA
    BRITNEY SPEARS
    JLO
    CIARA
    KERI HILSON
    CHRIS BROWN (even though I’m a fan and he sold 1 million worlwide)
    TREY SONGS
    KEYSHIA COLE
    KELLY ROWLAND
    JENNIFER HUDSON
    BRUNO MARS (he’s sold a million)
    and a whole bunch more!

    Nicki is on top of her game and I am tired of you ghetto people disliking her. And Kesha Fan whatever the f*** your name is, you got some damn nerve when that white trailer park trash Kesha has no damn talent whatsoever and only sold 250,000 copies of her latest flop! Wow, Kesha can’t sing, all she dos is f****** talk on her songs!

    I can’t wait to hear what she has in store. She has an ear for music.

  58. Matty B NYC August 13, 2011

    i hope its more hip hop

  59. Staymad September 17, 2011

    If she does no features on this album,it will give her a chance to show her ass (no pun intended_ by herself.That’s a good thing.She didn’t say no gimmicks,she said no features meaning just her,by herself,no eminem,no drake,no rihanna,no kanye,no natasha bedingfield,nobody but her.If she does that and the album is succusful than that would be awesome.

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