On the eve of the release of her highly-anticipated "Pink Friday" debut album (Nov. 22), MTV has announced the premiere of an hour-long documentary about Nicki Minaj's road to success titled "My Time Now." The clip will air on MTV on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 10pm ET/PT.
Video: Nicki Minaj doc trailer
MTV cameras have followed Nicki over a period of three months to chronicle her professional and personal life, including her MTV Awards performance, going back to her native Trinidad and putting the finishing touches on "Pink Friday." The doc also features Nicki opening up about her past, working with some of music's greatest artists and the highs and lows of fame.
In related news, Nicki Minaj had a nice write-up in the Wall Street Journal this morning. Here's a line from it in which Nicki talks about not wanting to be pegged as a New York emcee:
Hip hop to me is so much more than New York and L.A., or one place or one borough or one city," said the rapper, who was born in Trinidad and grew up in Jamaica, Queens. "I mean, I love being from New York-I'm from Queens, and that's where I represent. But to me, hip-hop culture is a state of mind.
Everyone has inspired me," she said. "When I was little [and] I was watching videos, I didn't know where Monie Love was from; or where Slick Rick was from. I didn't know Salt-N-Pepa were from Queens until later in my life. I don't compare myself to any other New York female emcees.
Read the rest of the story here.
Nicki also appeared on the "Wendy Williams Show" this week, and spoke about not being a gimmick and being in love with money.
Watch the clip of her interview and performance below:
Video: Nicki Minaj on the Wendy Williams show
Video: Nicki Minaj performs "Right Thru Me"
And last but not least, Nicki will premiere her limited edition MAC Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 4 Lipstick on Nov. 26, and will be available online for the next four consecutive Fridays.
The Harajuku Barbie has a lot on her plate. Good for her.