Nicki Minaj On Her Next Album: "It's Everything In My Life Coming Full Circle"

She graces one of seven covers of 'T Magazine'’s Greats issue.

Lauren Nostro

Nicki Minaj has been hard at work on her fourth album, which she's been recording down in Miami. In a new interview for one of seven covers of T Magazine’s Greats issue, Minaj details what's gone into the making of her next album—which has a "super, super iconic" title that hasn't been announced yet.

"Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like," Minaj says. "I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy. It feels almost like a celebration. The last album, The Pinkprint, was almost like my diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters. I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life. I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”

Minaj says it's the "most inspired and free and excited" she's been since releasing albums through a label. She's currently signed to Republic Records through her Cash Money / Young Money deal.

"When you’re doing your own little thing, you feel like, I can be myself, I can be crazy," Minaj says. "When you start working with a record company, you start thinking you need a bigger sound. I wanted to get back to the place where I wasn’t second-guessing things so much. Sometimes simple is OK."

Read the full feature here, and find it on newsstands October 22.

You can stream Nicki Minaj's full discography here.