Nicki Minaj is formally launching her personal file label.
The celebrity rapper introduced the large information throughout her Queen Radio present on Friday (March 3), revealing that the brand new label’s artist roster consists of Nana Fofie, Tate Kobang, Rico Danna and London Hill.
“I have a record label now,” Minaj stated, teasing that the corporate’s title shall be revealed at a later date. “When I get behind an artist, y’all know how I do s— for people that’s not even signed to me. Imagine what I’ma do for the ones that’s signed.”
Minaj stated that her longtime affiliate Patty Lauren (aka Patty Duke) will serve in an A&R position on the new label.
The Queen of Rap’s first single of 2023, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze,” dropped Friday by means of Younger Cash/Republic. It marks her first solo music since final yr’s Billboard Sizzling 100-topping smash “Super Freaky Girl.”
On Friday’s Queen Radio present, Minaj advised listeners that she was texting with Republic Data co-president Wendy Goldstein, who was encouraging her to make the label announcement throughout this system.
“I said, ‘Wendy, we got to do this big. I’m a female; you a female, mamma. You got to do this right. We gotta do it right. I don’t want no little itty-bitty ting ting. I want to do it right,’” the rapper stated.
Minaj added that her new file label will characteristic a wide range of musical acts. “Don’t think my label is just rap, or Black, or anything,” she stated. “We got some other genres of music.”
Minaj additionally touched on the influential position Lil Wayne performed early in her profession, and the way she hopes to do the identical for up-and-coming artists on her label.
“When I came in this game I didn’t have no paperwork with Lil Wayne. But he had us on tour, he had us in a studio, he was getting on my mixtapes,” she stated. “So I understand the importance of having somebody else doing the heavy lifting for you. I understand why people are coming out and they’re so, you know, microwaveable and they’re here today and gone tomorrow, because there’s no structure. There’s no real person that believes in them. That’s like, ‘Nah, I’m gonna make it my business to see you shine.’”
Hearken to a replay of Queen Radio by means of Amp, and take a look at in-studio photographs from Friday’s present on Minaj’s Instagram under.