Nicki Minaj is going to "focus on rap" for her third studio album.
During an interview with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg and Ebro Darden, the rapper said that instead of experimenting with pop music, as she did on her sophomore studio album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," she's decided to return to her roots for the upcoming full-length.
"I was thinking If I really wanted to, I could go back in and make another pop song like that to sell but I'm choosing not to do it. I'm choosing to get back to my essence and feed the core hip-hop fan," she said. "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."