Nicki Minaj Confusion Cleared Up: Singer Says She’s Not Leaving ‘American Idol’ To Record New Album

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There’s been a little debate over whether or not Nicki Minaj will return to American Idol next season. The YMCMB rapper attempted to clear up any confusion today during an interview with MTV.

Minaj, who is currently working on a new video from her last album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, said that she plans to start recording a new album soon. But that doesn’t mean that Minaj will be leaving the Fox show to hit the studio.

Minaj said:

“It’s possible, but for right now, I’m about to shoot another single off The Re-Up. The song is called ‘High School’ with Wayne. And then [I’ll] start working on that follow-up album … I’ll be doing it here in L.A. while I’m shooting Idol.”

That may seem like a lot to take on at once but Minaj successfully juggled multiple projects this year. Minaj released her latest album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, just a few weeks before her American Idol debut. She also filmed a three-part reality series for E! in 2012 and has been working on music videos for her album.


Minaj’s plate may be full at the moment but she’s going to try to fit in a bit of writing before the start of American Idol next year.

Has the Nicki Minaj confusion been cleared up? Do you think she’ll leave American Idol to record a new album?