Nicki Minaj Details Jay Z Obsession

Nicki Minaj not focused on "The Pink Print" release date, says people no longer have time to absorb anything.

While speaking on the origins of the title of her upcoming album, The Pink Print, Queens rapper Nicki Minaj revealed that the title of the LP stems from Jay Z and his sixth studio album, The Blueprint. In addition to doting on what she referred to as the “Blueprint brand,” she referred to both Jay Z and Young Money helmsman Lil Wayne as her favorite rappers.

Minaj also spoke briefly on her obsession with the Brooklyn wordsmith during her interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106.

“I think everybody knows how obsessed I am with Jay Z,” she said. “He’s always been my favorite rapper — him and Wayne. He did such a great job of creating this Blueprint brand for male rappers, I felt. And I studied a lot of his blueprint, just in terms of becoming a mogul.”

Although The Pink Print is due out later this year, Nicki Minaj revealed that she’s in no rush to announce a release date for the album, her third studio LP.

“Nowadays, in this era, people want things so quickly,” said Minaj, according to MTV. “We don’t even absorb anything. We’re never in the moment, ever. We’re always in the future. So, I don’t want them to think about the release date. I want them thinking about the music. ‘Pills n Potions’ just came out — let’s talk about that.”

Earlier this year, Nicki Minaj confirmed that her third studio album would in fact be titled The Pink Print. The reveal was made as part of the release of the rapstress’ “Lookin Ass Nigga” music video, which featured a caption announcing the title of Minaj’s upcoming album.

In addition to appearing on Power 106 this week, Nicki Minaj also released her first The Pink Print single, “Pills N Potions.” While on the red carpet during the Billboard Music Awards, the Young Money lyricist revealed that the song “sounds like urgency” before speaking further on the single.

“It sounds like urgency,” she said. “It sounds like betrayal. It sounds like running. It sounds like fainting. It sounds like love. It sounds like, ‘Aah.’”

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  • Anonymous

    one she push that kid out aint no one gonna be goin near trust me it be like throwin a tin of baked beans up a highway

  • RapIsDead

    all jayz do on a track is uh uh uh uh uh uh...then let timberlake sing..a chorus someone else wrote wake the fuck up in the valley of the kings i am god

  • RapIsDead

    man wtf is this...what a stupid monkey looking face and what a stupid cd title in 2 yrs no one will remember her..she needs tooken out the back behind the shed and put out her misery seriously...12 yr old girls like her music cos it make them hard.....nikki go kill yaself ya cow

    • ^

      None of that shit is true at all.


      "In 2 years no one will remember her".. Ya'll been saying that every year for the past 5 years.. She's still here and still on top. She's one of the top 3 black female artist in the world. She'll be here until she chooses not too. She just scored her 2nd #1 movie , first live role. Her drink just witnessed it's most highest selling month. Her single is #4 on the itunes top 200 and is doing it's thing WW. No promo, no music video. "All I do is win, ain't that the reason why you really mad?"

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  • Fuck Marcy

    "I studied a lot of his blueprint, just in terms of becoming a mogul." So she learned how to fuck people over just by listening to Hov?

  • Anon

    Album will flop.. she still fine tho.

  • SickAZtec

    "And his manuscript just sound stupid when KRS already made an album called Blueprint." - NaS

  • Anonymous

    new nicki>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>old nicki

  • Dan

    Queen Latifah is the first female hip hop mogul. I don't know why Nicki is acting as though she is the first. Jay at least created an actual brand. Nicki just has a bunch of random things like drinks and a K-Mart clothing line. I respect that she is trying to brand but at this point, she has a long way to go before she is on Jay's level.

    • ^

      What?! You obviously don't have enough knowledge to even comment. Her MAC lipstick was the best selling Viva Glam lipstick ever, her Moscoto has won several awards, and her perfumes are some of the best selling celebrity fragrances, which she also won several awards for. This basic info that you could fact check yourself, her brand really sells well.

    • Anonymous

      And they all failed.


      There's drinks, Nicki Minaj collection,candles, NailPolish with O.P.I, Pepsi deal, MAC Lipstick, Adidas endorsement, movies and that's just in 3 years. She said hair products are next as well as other shit we don't know of yet.

  • Anonymous

    I wanna eat that booty so bad, Nicki can sit on my face any day

  • Anonymous

    "So, I dont want them to think about the release date. I want them thinking about the music. Pills n Potions just came out lets talk about that." Okay. I'm thinking the music is trash and "Pills n Potions" is trash.

    • Anonymous

      I actually like the song pills and potions i think if she would have added that new artist Gold to her song it would have fire!!!

  • Anonymous

    good lord that booty is fineeeeee

  • peanutz

    Real Talk, I think nicki fell off, cause that new song she put out yesterday is not good, that pill and potions, and that being her 1st single is terrible, cause that song will not be a hit song,its not starships or superbass at all, hopefully that pills and potions will be the only skipable song on the album, people need to keep it real with nicki and tell her that pills and potions is not good, i respect the fact nicki trying to get deep on that song, but the song is not good or a hit.

  • dentaldamboy

    This is why Nicki is such a star. While all of you simpletons are SKIMMING through her interview, only looking at the surface, people who actually LISTEN to what she has to say understand this: she is saying Jay-Z hasn't had a hot album since 2001. One got album every 13 years? That's just lame! Drake drops a classic every 2 years. YMCMB has the rap game by the clit.

  • Anonymous

    Very Buddhist like mentality, stay in the moment.

  • Anny

    What's the point of being alive if you can't fuck and creampie Onika Maraj? Get in that ass Jay-Z.

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