Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" is one of most anticipated debut albums from a hip-hop artist.
This past October, our Chart Watch blog noted that Nicki had seven credits on Nielsen/SoundScan's running tally of the 200 best-selling songs so far in 2010. The list included her solo offering "Your Love" as well as collaborations with Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Usher, Sean Kingston, and Jay Sean.
Nicki's schizophrenic lyrical style is a huge part of her appeal. The Trinidad-born, Queens New York-bred rapper whose birth name is Onika Tanya Maraj literally changes personalities during the course of a rap verse.
"I do have a few personalities," Nicki admitted when she recently visited the Yahoo! Music offices for an interview. "When people started making a big deal out of it, I started making names for these people."
In the video interview, Nicki goes into character, introducing her hip-hop personas: Nicki Minaj, the Barbie-inspired MC, and the animated, Busta Rhymes-styled RomanRead More »from Nicki Minaj Explains Her Schizophrenic Rap Personas, And Working With Eminem, Kanye, And Jay-Z