Nicki Minaj is ready to unleash her new era. The star’s next album will be her first since she released ‘The Pinkprint’ back in 2014 and she promises this upcoming record will be her best yet. ‘The Pinkprint’ was met with mediocre reviews and this time, Nicki is giving her fans what they’ve been waiting for.

“Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like,” she reveals. “I know what this album is going to mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy. It feels almost like a celebration.” She adds that “The last album was almost like my diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters,” she elaborates. “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.”

The star has also hinted that she is heading back to the mainstream sound which made her famous – the sound on her mixtapes. “This is definitely the most inspired and free and excited I’ve been since I started releasing albums through a label,” Nicki says. “When you’re doing your own little thing, you feel like, I can be myself, I can be crazy. When you start working with a record company, you start thinking you need a bigger sound. I wanted to get back to the place where I wasn’t second-guessing things so much. Sometimes simple is O.K.”

Are you ready for a new album from the star?

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