When Nicki Minaj announced her retirement earlier this month, it took everyone by surprise. The timing seems off as not too long ago, the rapper had revealed that she’s putting finishing touches to her 5th studio album.
Nicki has been absent from social media too, pointing to the fact that she’s probably taking a back seat. But in a new interview with ELLE for their October cover story about her Fendi collection (spotted at Rap-Up) which took place before the retirement tweet, the Queen emcee has opened up about her album. She calls it “fierce, fun, and unapologetic.”
“It’s probably the most excited I’ve been about an album release in a really long time. I’m happy that we’re not making my fans wait for another album, like I’ve done in the past,” she said, referring to the fact that four years passed between The Pinkprint and Queen. “This one incorporates all the things people love about Nicki, but it also just has a way bigger sound, so it goes perfectly with the collection.”
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In an ELLE exclusive, @NickiMinaj debuts her new collection with @Fendi. “I want to feel like I’m back in Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York, wearing Fendi,” she says. “I don’t only want to be front row rocking my Fendi; I want to be in the hood rocking my Fendi, too.” Link in bio for the full interview and photos. #FendiPrintsOn ELLE October 2019: Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia Starring: @nickiminaj Written by: @niquepeeks Photographer: @stevenkleinstudio Wearing: @fendi Makeup: @makeupbymila, @kabukinyc Hair: @arrogant_tae123, @ward_hair Nails: @sreyninpeng Casting: @rickymichiels Models: @akellopatricia, @isaiahkhamilton, @devintruss, @stuckinteenage Produced by: @lolaproduction
We don’t know when her new album will arrive but the mogul is gearing up to launch Fendi Prints On, a 127-piece collection with Italian fashion house Fendi, in October. Nicki released her last single ‘Megatron‘ and music video back in June.