jay sean speaks on nicki minaj & his new album

Jay Sean dished about hooking up with his “2012” collaborator Nicki Minaj when we caught up with him at the 2010 MTV VMAs. “She’s someone that I think is so dope,” the dapper singer from across the pond told Rap-Up TV. “I respect her as an artist, I respect her as an MC. For her to really be feeling my music enough to want to spit on it was a big compliment.”

His second U.S. album Freeze Time, due in November, will also include collaborations with Pitbull and an “amazing joint” with Birdman. America will get to see another side to him on the record, which is a return to his roots. “It’s just a nice mix between pop, R&B.”

And Jay plans to continue his British invasion with the follow-up single “Break Your Back,” which he describes as “something that’s slightly for the clubs, something fun, something slightly more urban leaning.”

Source: Rap-Up.com

nicki minaj’s peers comment on her in interviews with hollyscoop

Nicki Minaj is the “it” girl right now. Everyone is talking about her, and Hollyscoop got the EXCLUSIVE scoop from fellow artists about why Nicki is so hot!

Music producer Sean Garrett told us, “It was crazy working with Nicki. She’s animated, she’s a lot of fun. We went in there trying to do something really massive….She’s a superstar.”

Garrett explained, “She’s been underground a long time, and is just getting to be mainstream. She’s probably been working like four years .”

Hollyscoop also talked with our favorite Brit Jay Sean, who collaborated with Minaj on his next album. “She’s a really really good emcee,” Jay said of Nicki. “She has a lot of charisma, she’s fun, she’s exciting, and I think people are excited by that. It’s something new, it’s something fresh.”

So is Nicky the next Lady Gaga?

Choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson, who put together Minaj’s VMA pre-show dance routine for her new song “Check It Out’,” says yes. She told MTV News, “What I love about Nicki is she has the eye of the tiger and she is fearless. These are the components that I saw about three years ago in Lady Gaga. I thought, ‘This is going to be fantastic.’ Her swag is amazing”.

Thanks to editor Sarai at Hollyscoop.com for emailing me with this story!