Nicki Minaj, the rap legend, has announced the establishment of her new imprint of Republic Records. Nana Fofie, Tate Kobang, Rico Danna, and London Hill are among the artists who will be a part of her label’s roster. Nicki will assist artists from a broad range of genres, and Patty Lauren, her long-time lyricist, will aid her in talent hunting and overseeing the artistic development of artists.
She added: “Don’t think my label is just rap, or Black, or anything. We got some other genres of music. Her long-time lyricist, Patty Lauren, will assist her with talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of the artists.
Sharing her conversation with Republic Records’ co-president Wendy Goldstein about the venture, she said: “I said, ‘Wendy, we got to do this big. I’m a female; you a female, mamma. You got to do this right. We gotta do it right. I don’t want no little itty-bitty ting ting. I want to do it right.’”
Meanwhile, the 40-year-old star recently blasted new artists who ripped off established musicians. The singer fumed that it was “irking the c***” out of her that today’s artists had no originality.
“What I’m seeing now is that so many new artists are trying to become the person they looked up to instead of giving us a new flavour, and it’s irking the c*** out of me.
“I know I could see so much talent in some of the new artists but they lose me when I’m seeing the person who they are trying to be like, or sound like, more than I’m seeing who they are. So if I’m hearing too much of that artist who already has hits out, when I’m finished listening to your song or watching your performance, I’m going to play that artist.
In other news – WATCH: Queen Minaj getting a tattoo [email protected]
Controversial South African entertainer Queen Minaj has once again set tongues wagging. This time she posted photos of herself getting a tattoo.
Some social media users even went as far as saying the tattoo artist, Prinsley Kgaugelo Seduma, was either gay or couldn’t get aroused as he has diabetes, while others believe he was offered tlof tlof. Learn more