New first lady of Young Money, Nicki Minaj says she isn't rushing to put out her debut album. With guest spots on many recent songs like Robin Thicke's "Shakin It 4 Daddy" and the recent "My Chick Bad" by Ludacris, many people are curious if the big names will return the favor and be on her album. "I'm sure they will. You know what's funny — I'm thinking I'm gonna have more features than I even wanna put on my album," Nicki says. "I've gotten great feedback from artists I look up to and never thought I'd work with. They're already in line to be on the project. But it's like, 'Do I want to put out a debut album with a thousand features on it or do I wanna finally showcase Nicki?' I'm not worried about features at all because I've been blessed to come in the game and work with top-notch artists from the inception of my career."
Nicki says that she is taking her time with her debut. "With the album, just like with my mixtape, I never like to rush it,"
she added. "With the album, I think it's more important that people get
accustomed to seeing a female rapper again. Before I drop an album,
people need to come out and see. People don't even know what a female
rapper does. We're so not used to seeing it. It's nonexistent in
categories. We don't get nominated. I need to work [the people] up to
accepting a female rapper again and accepting my style and all of that
— then the album will come. Honestly, I'd love to put an album out this
year, but I don't believe in rushing things either. We'll see."
Nicki Minaj – Says She Is Not Rushing Her Debut Album
Robin Thicke ft Nicki Minaj – Shakin It 4 Daddy (RADIO DEBUT)