Nicki Minaj Speaks On Summer Tour, Pink Friday Follow Up & Tha Carter IV

May 12, 2011 by Danny M

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Nicki Minaj Speaks On Summer Tour, Pink Friday Follow Up & Tha Carter IV

Billboard recently spoke to Nicki Minaj about her upcoming tour with Britney Spears this summer, the follow up to Pink Friday, and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV album:

“People think Spears is a pop tour and Lil Wayne was a hip-hop tour and Nicki’s going to completely change — I think that’s the biggest misconception,” Minaj tells Billboard.com. “I think people don’t understand that I remain myself, whether I’m on a hip-hop tour or a pop tour.”

And, Minaj adds, she doesn’t think there’s that much difference between Weezy’s and Britney’s crowds, anyway. “The Wayne tour to me was a pop tour,” she explains. “Most people probably think that they’re only gonna see black faces in the audience for him, but we see everyone in that audience. Eighty percent of the crowd is everything but black. To me, hip-hop is pop. They’ve merged. Everyone listens to rap. I think it’s all the same thing. And even if I was going out with Wayne again, I would still make the changes I’m making because my brand is going to keep evolving.”

Minaj, who’s just started rehearsals for the two-month Spears tour — which starts June 16 in Sacramento, Calif. — says she plans to “continue with the theatrics and stuff I started with on the Wayne tour and expand that a little bit, and expand the dancers and just (use) more props and all that stuff. I just really try to create my own world on that stage, so that’s what I’m working on. Obviously I want to make it a little bit bigger for this one…Right now I’m just feeling out ideas.” As for doing something with Spears during the shows, Minaj says that, “It’s definitely been mentioned, but I can’t say yet. I’m not positive.”

While she’s still riding the success of her platinum 2010 debut album “Pink Friday” — which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in November — Minaj says that she already knows when she’ll be releasing its follow-up, though she’s mum on the subject. “I don’t want to say when yet,” Minaj notes, explaining that her new single, “Super Bass,” “is taking off, so we’re continuing to work ‘Pink Friday.’ ”

It’s likely that the next record work we hear from Minaj will be her contributions to Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV,” which is due out June 21. But even she’s not entirely sure what exactly we’ll hear.

“I did two different things, and we’ll see what the man decides to do,” Minaj explains. “With Wayne, you never know; he’s known to change his mind a lot when he’s putting out his albums, so we’ll see. I just know that something is going to be on ‘Tha Carter IV,’ and I just know ‘Tha Carter IV’ is going to be epic. That’s really all I know.”

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7 Responses to “Nicki Minaj Speaks On Summer Tour, Pink Friday Follow Up & Tha Carter IV”

  1. Tunechi!yeah Says:

    Hahaha beat the people who say first TEXAS in this bitch!

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  2. nani Says:

    I LOVE IT!!!

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  3. Luiseezy F. Crazy Says:

    FIRST!!!!!! LOL

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  4. flubber Says:

    actually theres quite a big difference. Lil Wayne concert is real and theres real singing. Britney spears is all lip syncing and gay dancing. but if nicki dont change anything then theres going to be a huge difference between here and spears

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  5. Breezy Says:

    @flubber wayne doesnt sing…nor can he

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  6. Fockyou Says:

    @breezy chris brown isnt YM so get the f of here cuz Cb cant rap too

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  7. wayneJR Says:

    LUV YU NICKI! keep up the amazing work!!!

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