Recently in an interview with Lia Nichols from The Sun over in the U.K., she was given a compliment about her new album and it's success but while doing so, refereed to it as pop. That's when Nicki snapped. She wanted to make it clear that it's not a pop record. Read the interview below.
Two minutes into our interview and the US rapper’s language is as colourful as her day-glo outfits.
And the awkwardness makes my face turn as pink as the shirt I’ve worn in a naive attempt to impress her.I’ve royally upset her by describing her US and UK No1 album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded as “pop”. So I stutter an explanation: “It was meant as a compliment... I have listened to it.... ”But the 29-year-old New Yorker ain’t having it. She barks back: “You know what it is, I get tired of people making statements that go to the world and they will read what you write and what you’re saying isn’t true.“The album is a versatile album with five dance tracks on it.The album has 19 songs and the majority of it is hip-hop. How can you give people a true account if you haven’t listened to it in its entirety?”Aware the clock is ticking, I timidly change tack: “Let’s start again, shall we?”She snaps: “No! I want you to realise how annoying it is when people come to me having not heard my album in its entirety because, if you had, then you wouldn’t have said that.“My new album has five dance tracks on it produced by RedOne, who I’m absolutely in love with. Prior to that, it has a very mix tape feel that people need to know about. With people like yourself printing things about the album, it’s really, really misleading to the average person.”With a last-ditch attempt to try to salvage the situation, I promise: “OK, all that will be in the piece, I assure you.”
And just as I think her third tirade is about to come crashing down on me, Nicki simply turns around and says: “OK.” (THE SUN)
I have yet to listen to the album but from what I hear, it's half pop, half hip-hop. Now, Nicki better take it or leave it. There's nothing wrong with being a pop star. This new album is more pop-ish than the last one. She may not want it to be but it is what it is. Rap stars don't go performing all willy nilly on American Idol. That's what pop stars do. You will never see Jay-Z or Kanye West performing on that show, unless they do a pop record. "Starships" is a heavy pop record. That's not the work of a rapper.
I just don't see why she's so upset about the situation. Your album was marketed as a pop album, the lead single was pop and it's what's carrying your album. Because "Beez In The Trap" isn't making any noise anywhere. Music like that obviously isn't helping her sell in any way whatsoever. I guess she dosen't want to be a pop star. If that's the case, then stop making pop music. You can't make pop music and expect NOT to be considered a pop star. It just doesn't work like that Nicki, Roman or whoever it was in that interview.