MTV 2011 VMAs: Nicki Minaj says new album will be loaded with her alter ego Roman


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After taking home the Best Hip Hop Video Moon Man for “Super Bass,” female rapper du jour Nicki Minaj sauntered back to the VMA press room for photos and a quick interview, where she dropped a few details about her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album. The short of it: It’s gonna be filled  with her alter ego Roman.

“Well, the new album is going to have a lot of Roman on it, and if you’re not familiar with Roman, you will be familiar with him soon,” Minaj revealed. On her first album, Pink Friday, Minaj’s alter-ego Roman showed up on a track, “Roman’s Revenge,” that she did with Eminem. If you remember, many took lyrics in “Revenge” to be a side-slap to fellow female rapper Lil’ Kim.

Continued Minaj about Roman and her album: “He’s a boy who lives inside of me,” she said. “I have a lot of surprises I don’t want to give away. Everyone will be more than satisfied with the new album.”

About that crazy outfit she was wearing, Minaj explained to the press: “Tokyo inspires this outfit. Harajuku is something I have been absorbing for a very long time.”

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  • Dude

    Can we stop with all these alter-egos? Please? It’s a gimmick that’s way overplayed. Beyonce, Gaga, & now Nicki…I don’t want to hear these “alter-egos” I want to hear the artist. Gaga’s alter-ego Jo Calderone is the most annoying thing on the VMAs, & I’m glad Beyonce’s was short-lived. I love these ladies, but seriously?

    • Nick

      Nicki always had an alter ego you retard. It’s not anything new

      • Dude

        I know that. & a small cameo on a song is ok…I like Nicki (& Lady G & Bey), but I want to hear Nicki, not “Roman”. I’m not bashing Nicki, I just don’t understand why they have to have alter-egos.

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        (toliet flushing sound effect)

      • Michael

        thank you people she have a mental problem or some thing. if you read bio it said that her parnets fight a lot and she made up different people in her mind to clear the outside world. and lil kim is a hater nicki minaj pay homage. i think it just for published.i know im going off about the altar-ego but i just need to say that with remay,keys,foxy ehiter itspublished or real

      • Michael

        sorry i had typeo what i met to say is that she dont have a mental problem and the lil kim thing ehiter its published or real. both of them did hello good moring remix and freaky girl. i think they did a song together just the two of them. i dont know i have two double look my information

  • deedeedragons

    No more alter egos! No one has topped Bowie in that department yet & that was years ago.

  • NunyaDangBitness!!

    :D See people don’t understand that Nicki is 26, meaning she can do what she wants without having to please anyone! She can dress freely and not have to protect the image people “want” her to maintain, but no one cares about her freedom right? They just care whether she dresses the way they want her to……..I say LET ROMAN ON THE TRACKS and be YOU ONIKA! NICKI MINAJ! I LOVE YOU

    • Dawn

      Please go back to doing your homework & let the adults speak.

    • Tizzie minaj

      Im with u bbe.NICKI MINAJ is the BOMB and if people have a prob they should come and talk 2 me directly coz im NICKI’S ASSISTANT MANAGER

  • Saiko

    Ahh Chris Gains Anyone!

    • gigi

      Haha! That’s the first “alter ego” that came to my mind. Remember the Behind the Music Chris Gaines episode…*smh*

  • lily

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  • Apathy

    …….. Can’t tell if Nicki is retarded or exploiting the retarded.

  • Scott

    ***cough***…Chris Gaines….***cough***

  • Cronos

    I have several greeks living inside me!

  • Katie G

    Roman’s Revenge is the best song on Pink Friday – so if she wants to fill an album with Roman, that’s fine with me!!!
    Seriously, the non-radio friendly tracks on are where she truly shines.

    • D2

      THIS! ^^

  • Deciree

    i Luv Nicki so if u dont why thew hell u look her up??

  • ActionFigureNotKen

    1st Off Umm If You’re A Nicki Hater Why Be On This Link ? #Bye :)
    2nd If You’re A Nicki Fan.. Than Let Her Do Her.. If She Wants Roman To Be On Her Tracks Than So Be It.. Stop Riding Her And Hop Off Her Line.. Cuz At The End Of The DzAay.. No Matter What You Think Or Say .. I’m Still Buying The Album And Im Sure Other TRUE Nicki Fans Are.. But Any Way Follow My Twitter Peepz :)
    @Blah__Stfuu (Thats Two Underscores)

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