The first episode of Nicki Minaj’s new reality series My Truth aired yesterday. The show documents the rapper’s life through her world tour, launch of perfume and preparations for the release of her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re Up which hits stores on November 19th. It gives fans an intimate, never seen before view of her lifestyle. She sits down with The Boombox today to discuss the show and reveal a few details about the upcoming video for new single ‘Freedom‘.
On My Truth:
“I was so skeptical,” she admits. “I’m not gonna lie and say that I really wanted to bare everything but I also didn’t wanna play myself and put out a show where I was fronting for the camera. But I figured, you know what, people gon’ have to get the good and the bad. I’m watching the second episode now, And the fans will get to see the inside of my house. I know my Barbz are gonna go crazy because they’re always bugging me about it and I’m always promising them that they’ll see it. So finally this time, they’re gonna win the battle and see the house.”
“I know I’m a good person and I think that intelligent people, when they watch it, they’ll understand that it’s just that my life is so crazy [that] sometimes I’m in ‘spaz out’ mode. At the end of the day when I’m mellowed out and I have a moment to think and be calm, it’s just genuine love for my fans that drives me to do everything I do and go this hard. I do have a friendly relationship with [my fans] and they push me to continue to create.”
On ‘Freedom’ video:
“I’ma see if they can still get it in there somehow,” she says excitedly. “I wish they were able to show the ‘Freedom’ video being recorded in London — oh my goodness — because it’s definitely the most special video that I’ve ever shot and it just happened to be, like, five degrees out there. We went out to the outskirts of London and it was literally hailing and we had to get the video done because we had one day. It was so cold and I’m shooting in the cold rain and hail but it was just a very dope look.”