Nicki Minaj Dropped A Trap To Boom Bap On The "Queen" Of The Album
"I don't want to do any kind of trap shit because everyone is doing that shit."
Nicki Minaj appears on the cover of ELLE July issue of the journal, and the story has come online. In the interview, she delves into everything from their album Queen ex-boyfriend Meek Mill's legal battles.
Speaking about the upcoming LP, Black Barbie revealed that the project stands out for his boom bap beats in front of any trap production.
"It has to be from the 80's," he said, recalling a conversation with his collaborator J. Reid. "It has to be boom bap. I don't want to do any kind of trap shit because everyone is doing that shit."
Minaj believes that it would have been too easy to make trap records for the album, that he would not live up to the high bar that she sets for herself.
"I am as true icons of turn-of-the music, the elevation of the music, change the music, have the balls to take a chance," he said. "The things that people comes so easy for me. I could do it in my sleep. But as I'm a perfectionist that when something is too easy for me, I actually feel guilty. It would have been so easy to listen to all trap music out there right now and say, 'let me just copy this. But I would not have been able to live with myself."
The chart-topping MC even expressed some frustration with the trap of becoming the predominant style in New York.
"The truth of the matter is, cheating has taken on so much that even the city of New York rappers are doing nothing, but the trap of the songs, because they feel that that is the way to do it," he said. "They are doing rap as the people of the south."
In another part of the interview, Minaj said that being alone had a profound effect on her life. She explained that she experienced a major growth in the last six months than it had done during the previous eight years.
Minaj also seemed to express some regret about how his image may have influenced the fans. She now is ashamed of him, telling ELLE, "I love to be sexy; I'm never going to stop being an exhibitionist." But, she h