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9 March 2012, 17:32
The 'Starships' star defends her decision to try singing on the new album.
Nicki Minaj has described her new album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' as "amazing".
Originally scheduled for release last month, the album will now be released on 3rd April, and features the single 'Starships'. The track, which debuted last month, sees the rapper try her hands at singing for the first time.
Speaking to Vibe magazine, Nicki defended her decision to change direction on the follow-up to 2010's 'Pink Friday'.
She said: "I'm not going to break my album down based on percentage of rap and singing. What it is, is amazing music. And what it is, is music that I created and I had a blast making and it's going to be very free and exhilarating."
Nicki went on to say the album cannot be "boxed in", before again refusing to give away details about the project.
"You know what, I cannot break my album down into how the normal person like yourself would break an album down and say, well this is rap and this is pop," she said.
"There is no rap or pop for me. It's Nicki Minaj. It's one collective body of amazing work. You'll feel it.
"I don't like the labels because sometimes just by one word or one label, a person can take that the wrong way and apply a negative spin to that. So I don't give my music labels."
Meanwhile, the reported tracklisting for 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' leaked online today (9th March) and apparently features collaborations with Britney Spears and Jay-Z.
'Pink Friday' was released in November 2010.