Nicki Minaj Breaks UK Record With ‘Starships,’ Tells Jay-Z She’s Coming For His Spot
Nicki Minaj is now the highest charting female rapper in UK history. Her song “Starships” recently jumped up to the number three spot on the U.K. Top 10 chart. Minaj also holds the No. 10 spot on the list with “Turn Me On,” a collaboration with David Guetta.
Missy Elliott was the highest charting female rapper in the UK. In 2001, her song “4 My People” peaked at No. 5.
Minaj, who is on the cover of the new issue of “Allure,” said that she had complete creative control over her latest album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”
Minaj told Pop Crush:
“It’s going in a very free, exhilarating direction in terms of me owning who I am and me enjoying the process of making music… I think that when you get the album you’ll feel as if I had absolutely no boundaries. That’s probably the best way to explain it so that you understand. The album just has no boundaries. The album cannot be boxed in.”
Minaj is undoubtedly happy about her new record, but don’t expect the singer to be content with musical dominance. In “Allure,” Minaj says that she’s ready to build her empire. Minaj said that everyone talks about Jay-Z when they talk about music moguls, but soon they’ll be talking about her.
“I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of. So that’s why I’m only about to put out my second album and I’m already thinking about this… I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’”
You can read the full interview with Nicki Minaj in the April issue of “Allure” when it hits newsstands March 20.
If you haven’t heard Minaj’s record breaking single, here’s “Starships.”