With her numerous awards show wins and reign atop the Billboard charts, Nicki Minaj has done just about everything there is to do in the rap game. Still, she’s got her sights on more as she works in Miami and records her fourth album. She says as much in a new interview on DJ Whoo Kid’s Shade 45 show, Whoolywood Shuffle.
When asked her goals for the remainder her storied rap career and her forthcoming album, Nicki lets loose her ultimate aspirations for her fourth album, as well as the motivation behind it. “My goal right now is just releasing this fourth album and watching my fans react to it, because I know it’s going to be my best body work,” Nicki tells Whoo Kid.
She continues, “And I always love to be in that—in real time—see my fans reacting to something, and so that’s what I’m looking forward to now. You know, obviously I’m not telling them when its coming out, but I just know that…it’s going to be amazing because I want to thank the people who’ve rocked with me all these years, because my fans are a different level die-hard. So like, I always feel like I gotta make them proud. I gotta go hard. I gotta impress them, because they always waiting for me. You know, that’s a blessing in itself. So that’s next on my bucket list. To deliver my fourth album and make sure that it’s a classic hip-hop album that people will never forget.”
Elsewhere in the interview, which will air exclusively on the Whoolywood Shuffle this Saturday (June 10) from 12-6 p.m. EST, Nicki recounts the “nostalgic” feeling she got walking onstage with Drake and Lil Wayne as Drizzy accepted an award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. At another point, she reveals who she’s rooting for in the 2017 NBA Finals.
Check out portions the interview in the videos below. The bit about Nicki’s goals for her follow-up to The Pinkprint is in the first clip at around the 1:45 mark.