Nicki Minaj Teases “Super Iconic” Forthcoming Album in Latest ‘T Magazine’ Spread

Nicki Minaj is being featured as one of the seven covers T Magazine has circulating at the moment as the part of their annual Greats issue, which commemorates people who redefine culture. Past cover features have been graced by dynamic women such as Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, so Minaj is in great company. Her cover story was penned by writer Roxane Gay and in the mag, Minaj talked pretty candidly about her forthcoming album – the much-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint.


“Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like. I know what this album is going to mean to my fans,” she said. “This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy.”

Although she did gave insight regarding the sound of the album, the Queens native was mum about the name of the upcoming album. Instead, she teased the title of her fourth studio project as being “super, super iconic.”

“It feels almost like a celebration,” she continued.

It’s no secret that Minaj has had quite the journey in her personal life over the past few years. After ending a decade-long relationship with producer/rapper Safaree “SB” Samuels, she quickly entered into a lengthy courtship with rapper Meek Mill. Her credibility as a rapper endured challenge after challenge, stemming from her ex to rapper Remy Ma – the latter of which, Minaj engaged with a feud accompanied by diss tracks penned and spit by both femcees.

“The last album, The Pinkprint, was almost like a diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters. I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life. I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”


“This is definitely the most inspired and free and excited I’ve been since I started releasing albums through a label,” she added.

Read the T Magazine feature in full here. All seven versions of the Greats issue will be available on newsstands October 22.

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