In anticipation of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" album release in the U.S., Nicki Minaj talks about hitting the road to showcase her new music. The MC says the tour is a long overdue plan that she has had in mind since dropping her first album, but hasn't had a chance to make it happen.
"I'm just looking forward to touring and performing for everyone because I put out the first album ['Pink Friday'] and I didn't really tour the world," the female rapper shares her thoughts in an interview with Capital FM. "And I feel like now I have to get out and do it now or never."
Aside from touring, Minaj also wants to work on a movie about Roman Zolanski so that her fans can get acquainted with her alter ego better. "Well I've been working on this character Roman and I've been just doing some things - writing like a story and hopefully I'll make it into an actual movie," she says.
"I did a little snippet on the Grammys so that people could get to know the character Roman a little bit more and see how in depth he is," she continues. "I'm hoping next year I'll be able to focus on the movie stuff and the acting and the books and all that."
Minaj is going to release "Roman Reloaded" across the country on April 2. In her relatively young career, she has put female rap back on the map by breaking record on the charts and grabbing some coveted awards. On top of that, she's ranked fourth on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list.
Commenting about her placement on the MTV list, Minaj hopes she could inspire others to pursue their dreams. "If there's one thing I want people to take away from it, it's just that little girls can aspire to be anything, and that's all I want people to see," she states.
"I like that I'm there because it gives little girls in Southside Jamaica, Queens, or South Africa or Brazil a moment to say, 'Oh wait, I can be a female rapper!' Yes, you really can," she gushes. "Whether you follow Nicki Minaj's blueprint or not, just don't be afraid to experiment and don't allow people to knock your hustle just 'cause it ain't something that you're used to seeing."