Nicki Minaj has revealed plans to “focus on rap” for her next studio album.
The singer has discussed plans for her third outing, explaining that she aims to avoid making pop songs for the new collection.
“I was thinking if I really wanted to, I could go back and make another pop song… but I’m choosing not to do it,” Minaj told US radio station Hot 97.
“I’m choosing to get back to my essence and feed the core hip-hop fan. I feel like I need this because it’s just a more powerful platform for me. Even when I’m on stage performing my rap songs, it’s more organic.”
She added: “I’ve been getting back to that place where I was before I dropped my first album which is ‘kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill everything’. I agree that Nicki Minaj should focus on rap… now.
However, the star insisted that she does not regret releasing pop tracks, saying: “I wanted to experiment. My whole career has been a playing field to try new things.
“I never put a limit on myself. You should be able to try whatever the hell you want, as long as you keep your integrity.”
Minaj’s new collection will serve as the follow-up to 2012’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which topped the US and UK charts.