With new album, Nicki Minaj goes back to hip-hop roots

IANS| Last Updated: Apr 23, 2014, 15:49 PM IST

Los Angeles: Singer Nicki Minaj is switching back to her hip-hop roots for her new album ‘The Pink Print’ and says that the tracks will sound nothing like previous offerings.

The ‘Monster’ rapper wants to surprise her fans with a different sound with her latest album ‘The Pink Print’.

"The tracks on `Pink Print` are back to my hip-hop roots. I don`t think it`s something that I`m necessarily trying to do or go in a new direction. It`s like as soon as I started working on my new album, that`s just the songs that I`ve been writing," said Minaj.

Minaj`s debut album ‘Pink Friday’ was released in November 2010. Her rap songs ‘Blazin’, ‘Make Me Proud’, ‘Slumber Party’, ‘Tap Out’ were a hit.

Minaj recently released new hip-hop songs ‘Lookin A**’ and ‘Chi-Raq’ and said that she is "super excited" to drop another new track in the coming weeks.

Asked if the new material will sound like ‘Super Bass’, Minaj said: "Hell no!! I`m just gonna do what my heart tells me to do."