Nicki Minaj Wants 50 Cent For Her Debut Album
Young Money's rapping femme fatale Nicki Minaj has teased audiences with her first official single 'Massive Attack,' but she's planning on whipping out the big guns for her forthcoming debut album. Though it isn't set in stone, the Harajuku Barbie is contemplating a collaboration with 50 Cent, noting that the pair hasn't actually come across one another throughout their respective careers.
"Our paths never crossed, and it's weird," Minaj told MTV2's DJ Envy. "I did meet [Lloyd] Banks, like, once or twice before. [... But] if there is a big surprise, I'm not gonna tell you, Envy. I know everybody will know by the time I say it. You gonna tweet it and stuff. It's gonna be on the radio. I mean, why would I tell you that?"
In addition to her collaborations with artists ranging from Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Ludacris to Gyptian and Drake, Minaj recently linked up with super producer Swizz Beatz to record a song called 'Catch Me' that she promises will appear on her first studio album. The wig-sporting rapstress has also recently released her second single, 'Your Love', for which she states she will release a video.
Minaj, who rose to success after releasing the heralded mixtapes 'Beam Me Up' and 'Barbie World', is expected to release her debut later this year.