Nicki Minaj to Introduce 'Crazy' Alter Ego in Debut Album

July 08, 2010 09:26:35 GMT

The rapper promises music fans will meet her 'crazy' alter ego Roman Zolanski when they buy her upcoming debut album.

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Nicki Minaj said she has an alter ego and will reveal it when releasing her first studio album later this year. The Young Money female rapper actually has hinted the alter ego since May, writing on Twitter "I've officially changed my name and will only Roman. Roman Zolanski. Out."

After almost two months keeping silent about what she meant with the message, now Minaj talked to MTV that she will let the upcoming album explain it for her. She stated, "As of now, you'll know Nicki and you'll know Roman, my crazy alter ego Roman Zolanski. But you'll meet Onika [her birth name is Onika Maraj] before the year ends."

Of the recording process itself, Minaj shared it "is coming along just spectacular." She teased more, "I been doing a lot of work with Swizz [Beatz], and the stuff that we been coming upon is magical. When people hear the album, they're going to get to know Onika. And no one knows Onika."

In the meantime, fans can expect the arrival of "Your Love" music video which was filmed over the weekend with Hype Williams serving as a director. Met during the video shoot, Nicki Minaj admitted she was surprised when learning that "Your Love" climbed to No. 1 on Rap Songs chart.

"I was not planning on putting the song out at all," she confessed. "But then I heard it one day, somebody told me it was online. And I was like, 'No way, no way in the world that song is out.' I went and listened to it and was really upset. It wasn't mixed, it wasn't finished, it wasn't anything - I wasn't gonna use it at all. But then radio started playing it."

By ruling the Rap Songs chart, Minaj has become the first female rapper to top the list since Lil' Kim reigned the chart in 2003 with "Magic Stick" which features 50 Cent.


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posted by kay-kay on May 06, 2011
@ll y@ll f@k3 Azz BI$#^%
posted by Lil Waynes wifey!! on Sep 18, 2010
She is being herself thank you goodbye get off if you dont know what you talking about!!!
posted by GetItHowuliv3 on Jul 08, 2010
Nicki is the best wateva she do she kills it
posted by okay on Jul 08, 2010
she needa go back to how she use to be. the same Nicki from the Come Up dvd that was in dirty money smh wheres Fendi at???
posted by oneofakind on Jul 08, 2010
She should have stayed 'hard', like on the Come-Up DVD.....and let the whole "Harajuku Barbie" be her 'alter-ego'. Anyway, can't wait for the album.
posted by person on Jul 08, 2010
she saying in her debut abulm you are going to get to no onicka ther real her so she going to give yall want yall want on( NOVEMBER 23) buy her abulm
posted by so damn fine on Jul 08, 2010
girl just stop wearing all that makeup maybe someone would like you for who you really are.
posted by sosexy on Jul 08, 2010
girl be yourself not a plastic barbe doll.
posted by Babygirl93 on Jul 08, 2010
I love nicki but she should be her self thats what we never see in female rappers

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