Nicki Minaj is at a pink-colored crossroads, floating in a blurry world between pop and rap. While some fans may be confused about the Head Barbie’s musical direction, though, Nicki Minaj is very clear about who Nicki Minaj is. And the Queens-bred queen would rather not be confined into any genre. Now that she’s arguably brought female rappers out of extinction, the throne is no longer for the taking.
For VIBE’s February/March issue, Roman goes insane with our Senior Editor Clover Hope (@Clovito) about where her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded fits into the pop and hip-hop landscapes, her plans on taking over the fashion world, the evolution of her Young Money label mate Drake and the new crop of rap chicks.