Nicki Minaj graces the newest issue of i-D Magazine weeks after her latest single ‘Super Freaky Girl’ skyrocketed to the #1 spot. The new mother to a handsome son was photographed by Luis Alberto-Rodriguez for the publication. The interview portion for magazine’s Royalty Issue it see’s City Girls rapper JT as the Queen some questions that the Barbz are dying to hear.
Check it out below.
On ‘Super Freaky Girl’ & the new album:
I knew the song would make people happy. Everything that feels nostalgic is making people feel better right now ‘cause we’ve had a couple of tough years. Once I started writing it, it became easy and fun. It’s been a while since I put out a fun song. With the remix, I was like, “The song is called “Super Freaky Girl”, so why don’t we see how other female voices would speak from a freaky girl perspective?” I heard your verse and was blown away. I was so taken aback by your ability to remain yourself on a song that seemed like a beat that you wouldn’t normally do. I’m in a really great place now. I feel like whenever I’m happy, I deliver the best music. And in order for me to deliver the best music for my album – which is coming out soon – I have to tap back into the essence of hip-hop. On the remix of “Super Freaky Girl”, all the girls tapped into that.
One day I remember going into this hair store, in Brooklyn, actually, and I just looked up and saw a bunch of different colour tracks. I was like, “Oh, you know what? I’ve always loved pink.” Pink has always been my happy place. So I got some pink sew-in weave, and I was just sewing it in ‘cause I didn’t have the balls to completely wear pink hair. Prior to that, on the DVDs, I was wearing the deep wave black hair, ‘cause Foxy used to wear her hair like that, with the middle part. Eventually, as my music became more colourful, and I started doing more of the voice changes, I became more daring with my fashion choices. It normally depends on the kind of music I’m putting out. That’s why with The Pinkprint, I scaled back because the music was so much more heartfelt.
On What’s Next:
The fifth album. I’m not gonna say when it’s gonna come out, but the album will be out soon. And I am working on a nail design company, where people will be able to buy my press-on nail with dope designs. I was already working on that before someone auctioned my press-on nail for $50,000 or whatever they spent on it.
Read the full interview HERE