Last year, fans did not learn of Pink Friday until the album was right around the corner. Nicki Minaj built so much buzz, due to her collaborations with Ludacris and Usher, which were followed by her hit single, “Your Love.” This momentum had Nicki Minaj more popular than Drake, who had released an album.
Upon releasing her debut album, Nicki Minaj broke records for female rappers, which had remained for decades. After her debut album, Nicki Minaj fans were already wanting to hear her next album. The entire Cash Money label is preparing to release new albums this year. Currently, the label is pushing Drake and his upcoming Take Care.
While the focus is on Drake, Nicki Minaj is also working on her new album. Nicki Minaj briefly spoke on her new album during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and revealed her Roman Zolanski personality would be featured heavily. Following her performance, over the weekend, Nicki Minaj again stated most of her new songs would be from Roman’s point of view.