Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nicki Minaj talks "Pink Friday" and Almost Being Kicked out of Young Money

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

With her debut album, Pink Friday, right around the corner, Nicki Minaj has decided to change things up. Because of her unique style and her body, Nicki Minaj has been one of the biggest acts this year. As her album looms closer, the anticipitation continues to build.

Nicki Minaj has had all of the attention early in her career. She now feels it is time to use her attention to help others. Pink is not only the theme of her album, it is also the theme of breast cancer awareness. Because of this, Nicki Minaj has decided to use the popularity of her album to spread awareness.

Long before Nicki Minaj was able to shift her popularity around, she was almost kicked off Young Money. Last year, she signed to the label, but it was not until December that her recordings were made public. The reason behind this is because Lil Wayne was not a very big fan of Nicki's because she was not lyrical enough.

Lil Wayne was very close to having Nicki Minaj removed from Young Money because she could not keep up with either Wayne or Drake. To Nicki, this was a personal challenge and she stepped her game up. The next time she was heard by Weezy, he was so impressed with her that he made her his to priority outside of the rising Drake. Ironically, right after Drake released Thank Me Later, Nicki Minaj was making more news than he was and now the spotlight is all hers as she prepares to release Pink Friday.

Nicki Minaj plans to release her album on November 23, the same day Kanye West and Lloyd Banks release their respective albums.


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