Nicki Minaj says some of the songs on Pink Print are an indication of her current musical direction.
“With ‘Chi-Raq’ and ‘Lookin’ Ass,’ they’re definitely more…back to my Hip Hop roots,” Minaj says in an interview with MTV. “And I don’t think it’s something that I’m necessarily trying to do. As soon as I started working on my third album, that’s just the songs that I’ve been writing.”
Nevertheless, she says that isn’t the only sounds set to be on her upcoming project.
“There are other types of music on my album that I’m super excited for,” she says. “I’m actually putting a song out in a week and a half. It’s nothing like ‘Chi-Raq’ or ‘Lookin’ Ass,’ so I don’t want people to think that I’m only gonna be doing that type of music. I’m gonna do what my heart tells me to do.”
When asked if audiences may get a track like “Starships” or “Super Bass,” songs that have been criticized by some, including Peter Rosenberg who critiqued “Starship’s” Pop appeal, Nicki Minaj said, “Hell no.”
Beyond her music, Minaj says her style is also changing.
“I went so far to the other side that there’s only one place to go from there,” Minaj says. “You can either continue doing costumes or you can just say, ‘Hey guess what? This will shock them even more. Doing nothing will shock them even more.'”