Nicki Minaj: “Roman Reloaded Will Outsell Pink Friday”

As is the case with many acts, Nicki Minaj is eager to avoid the infamous sophomore slump.

Indeed, despite her debut LP being the 7th highest selling release in 2011, the concern around sales of its follow up ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘ is ever present- following its untimely leak last week.

So in response the concern, Minaj shared her ambitions with Power 105.1‘s ‘DJ Clue Show’, explaining how she feels it will do.

Interview below…

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.

Our two cents:

No lies were told here.

Yes, while a leak would impinge sales of most artists, those artists don’t have Team Minaj on their side.

Indeed, while Rihanna’s Navy still haven’t caught on that buying albums are worth more than buying singles, TM purchased 2 million copies of ‘Pink Friday’– without a #1 single under their belt.

So, with ‘Starships‘ set to become the cut of the Summer,  That Grape Juice has high hopes for ‘Roman Reloaded’s first week sales and in the long run.

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  1. HEWMAD April 3, 2012


  2. kimberly April 3, 2012

    As much as I don’t support rihanna anymore because she brings no real talent and her work doesn’t reflect hard work. TJG is really thinking roman reloaded is the s***! They really here for all of Niki tactics and gimmick and lousy performances yet still bash Rihanna. They are really comparing a rihanna to niki who has yet to master her own genre of music with is hip hop? Someone who has no direction after her second album? I mean 30 yrs 2 albums, TGJ please get it together.
    Tgj why don’t you comment on Niki Minag outfits, cause you do so for gaga and rihnana hair colors and dos. Why son’t you complain about niki stage presence. why don’t you comment on her vocals on these pop songs. What real talent does she have?
    But afterall all the mess always sticks within the present artist who only rely on antics and gimmicks and showcases they “talent” only in the studio with major help and make their fans believe that they are so talented. fools.

  3. XX April 3, 2012

    Do you copy and paste all of your articles?

  4. TheTruthHurts April 3, 2012

    It’s funny to see TGJ’s views on things sways so easily when someone they like speaks against their standards in blogging aka stanning. Isn’t this the same site that ALWAYS focuses on first week sales…..even after an album has been out for 6 months? Cute tho. As far as the sales of this album….at this point i’m really not caring anymore. I rode hard for Ms. Maraj in the beginning, believe it or not. Even with all the Lil’ Kim shade and whatnot, I still rooted for this girl. Then she blew up. Im not against making money, by any means, but don’t sit up here and fake the funk. And don’t insult my intelligence either. To sit up here and call yourself a rapper, while doing some s*** you’d only see Katy Perry and Lady GaGa fall flat at doing, is an insult. To sit up in 2010 talking about you changed your music and style up because you realized you had impressionable young t*** and pre-t*** fans….then sit here in 2012 talking about you only did what you did (RAP-Mixtape days) because you felt you had to lie and deceive the public in order to get noticed and THEN after you got “comfortable” (which took all of a month), you turned into a pop singer. Thats not commendable, at all. You saying F*** the State and City you come from after you blow up just speaks volumes that I can’t even begin to divulge on….

    She’s winning and I do realize that. But i’m not here for popularity. I’m not here for unwarranted accolades and make-believe. I’m here for quality. She’s lacking in that department as of lately.
    Sad sight, actually.

  5. CURIOUS GEORGE LMMFAO! April 3, 2012

    Well i’ve been hearing she could do as much as 500 thousand 1st week.

  6. kimberly April 3, 2012

    TGJ look at this picture of niki you posted, just plain gimmick. her face is painted she always look animated. She is a so called barbie at 30 years old. You always rant about her and her opportunities but never rant about how she fails at every major opportunity she gets for example, the games with madonna, american idol, the grammys, billboard. Don’t come for rihanna sales or comment on HER PERFORMANCES if you are going to type in niki minaj’s name. It makes no sense SAM.

  7. Sleazy April 3, 2012

    Nicki is the most clever Female rapper! I bet if nicki album was all Hip hop she wasn’t gonna sell WW no1 does Plus If this album is gonna do well I got a strong feeling her 3rd album is gonna Be just Hip hop wit a lil pop

  8. Sleazy April 3, 2012

    @Kimberely Do you wanna perhaps suck a c***? Our gardener is available

  9. dang April 3, 2012

    She is such a joke, she is no better than Rihanna, but, I hate to say it, Rihanna actually has (some sort of) “style”. She looks like a mess.

  10. Always love you, Whitney (rip) April 3, 2012

    I don’t think the whole album is crap I just think, like beyonce’s’s album it don’t flow and mesh together well. I was rather bored by the slow tempo bland ballads on beyonce’s album then the song everyone wasn’t feeling run the world was the end song kinda like nicki’s album. I just think artists these days need to take time with their work and figure out what’s gonna be classic in the future instead of popular in the moment. The composition needs to be a lot better these days. Take from mj Mariah Carey and Whitney how to make a good pop song and not these no substance poptarts today nicki.

    As for the nicki naysayers that was only riding her click when she was full blown hiphop And pleasing your standards obviously this album isn’t for you If all u wanna hear is hiphop so take a backseat cuz I’m sure she isn’t worried about ur support.

    Will these album sell more than pink Friday? I don’t know becuz sells don’t mean quality. As far as I’m concerned nicki never changed lanes too much and is still hanging onto the pop s*** and generic sounds like on her first album. This time she has thrown in techno, the most soulless type of music out there. As for the pop songs in this album I woulda like to have heard more depth than 12 year old singing with hardly any skill which is nicki. If she’s gonna continue singin she’s gonna need to come harder cuz even popstars who dont have a lot of vocal skill like Katy perry and Rihanna are a lot more easy on the ear. Nicki’s high pitched whining is a negative so that’s my review. I already rated the album on the other post so now I will say the album is okay. He needs to come harder on the pop songs tho. The album will still sell a lot because of who she is!

  11. Nahjee April 3, 2012

    Would ya shut the f*** up always got something to say nicki is getting money while ya broke asses sit at home on your broke down computers still living with your f****** mom in the basement eating chips!

    S*** just shut the f*** up always crying like f****** babies

    She to pop.. she to this.. she to that.. Who f****** cares its her money if she wants to do pop let her do pop damn if she wants to do p*** let her do p*** who cares.

    Ya need to be trying to get somebody to do SOMTHING with you’er nappy ass heads
    S*** leave nicki along damn

    F****** crying ass babies

  12. 4everAKEEM April 3, 2012

    Why DO GRAPE JUICE Shade RiRi in every Post

  13. Mike April 3, 2012

    WHO MAD??? NICKI MINAJ WINNING @thetruthhurts shut up ain’t nobody listen to what you got to say with your slow ass next.. @kimberly just by your name your a Kim fan so your pretty much a non MF’N factor right now next

    Ya need to get a life or a job stop worring about nicki
    S*** nicki good what about ya still living off can goods

  14. Phillboy April 3, 2012

    I have put this b**** down since she came out disrespecting lilkim and her as for her album? Billboard said it sounds rushed she said its mixtape nicki no way its mixtape sounding,and yes she prolly will sell cause of the gimmick she is + ym she found the rite group wit out them she wouldnt be s***! This album will not do better then pinkfriday either!!!!

  15. ♛ POP Royalty ♛ (Rude Boy) April 3, 2012

    let’s see if this b****’s TM can do what the navy did to Rihanna in the LOUD era for example.

    and she talk about a world tour , let’s see if she will pass 4 millions sold WW.

    and PF sold @ milions in the span of …. how long ?!!

    and is it a good thing that your album is fertile and can’t give birth to at least a single #1 single ?!!

    i want to see the first week sales , AND the WW sales, cuz that LEAK will def hurt her and her TM 😈
    i predict 3 millions WW max 😡

  16. ♛ POP Royalty ♛ (Rude Boy) April 3, 2012

    @KIM :

    Stop it B****.

    No one asked you to support rihanna. the only one who is in need of support is YOU.

    but i gotta agree with half of the s*** u said though ……

    and @sam love NM cuz she’s from SA like his ass. so his opinions and articles about her is biased and not objective. plus HE KNOWS RIHANNA IS HIS MASTER.

    he can’t spend a day without typing/injecting her name in random posts about s***** stuffs has nothing to do with her.

    kinda like your case …… 😉

  17. Os April 3, 2012

    keep doing you nicki.

  18. ♛ POP Royalty ♛ (Rude Boy) April 3, 2012


  19. LTM April 3, 2012

    Sam stop reaching. Pink Friday couldnt even sell 500k outside the U.S. Rihanna is world wide, Nicki is more local than Taylor Swift. Roman Reloaded will flop like PF did

  20. ♛ POP Royalty ♛ (Rude Boy) April 3, 2012

    not gonna happen with trolls like me still alive 😆



    download for free :

    ENJOY 🙂 ! XOX

  21. LAX April 3, 2012

    POP Royalty ♛ (Rude Boy)


    POP ROYALTY RUDE BOY TRYING TO GIVE YA A V****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. topsdrops April 4, 2012

    this is bull s***

  23. red tail April 9, 2012

    This site sucks…always talking negative about other artists but praising Onigga all the damn time…this my last time coming here

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