Nicki Minaj has spoken about her latest single ‘Last Time I Saw You’, explaining how “scary” it was for her to “try something new”.

Final Friday (September 1), the New Yorker dropped the sombre pop ballad, explaining how the observe captured a sense of hope over loss.

“Even [though] reliving the memories did feel ‘sad,’ after I wrote, recorded, [and] lived [with the song], it actually made me pay more attention to the people I still DO have, and how important it is to cherish them and have fun NOW [and] in the moment,” she wrote. “Telling them how much you adore them, etc. [It] made me so happy.”

Then, on Apple Music 1‘s New Music Daily radio show with Zane Lowe, Minaj spoke to the prolific radio presenter about her new track as well as her upcoming fifth album ‘Pink Friday 2’.

On ‘Last Time I Saw You’, she stated she desires to “represent [her] growth, not just as an artist, but as a human being.” Minaj additionally revealed that she was apprehensive about dropping such an emotional track: “Individuals don’t realise how scary it may be for an artist to strive one thing new irrespective of how large of an artist it’s.

“If you’re not a major Nicki Minaj fan,” she later defined, “you wouldn’t know [that] Nicki Minaj does this kind of music. You would just think I’m only doing the boobs and butt and penises and, you know.”

She confessed to Lowe that ‘Last Time I Saw You’ “didn’t intend on it being a single”.

“A lot of times people forget that I do a lot of features, and so these are not my actual songs,” she stated, “so sometimes people forget the kind of music that I’m able to create because it’s been a long time since they heard an album, and most of the times they get [songs like ‘Last Time I Saw You’] on the album.”

The Grammy-nominated rapper additionally spoke about her son Papa Bear, whom she had in September 2020, and the way he “grounded” her amidst the dangerous in her life: “When I look at my son, I can’t be angry at the universe. I can’t be angry at God because I realize he’s given me all these blessings, so I have to take the good with the bad, you know?”

Final July, Drake introduced on stage on the ‘It’s All A Blur tour that he and Minaj have a track on his upcoming album ‘FOR ALL THE DOGS’. “I love the song so much,” the Barb stated in regards to the collab. “I’ll just say I really love the song. I know my fans are going to love the song. I know the world’s going to love the song. And that’s all I will say about that.”

Nevertheless, she shortly known as out the 6God: “[Her fan base] Barbz, make sure y’all let Drizzy Drake know that ‘Pink Friday 2’ is coming out November 17th and we are waiting on his contribution.”

Reflecting on ‘Pink Friday 2’, Minaj reassured that the album “is never going to be any album where it’s only going to be one kind of song.” The album will probably be her first since 2018’s ‘Queen’ and can arrive 13 years after its unique, her Quantity One platinum-selling debut album ‘Pink Friday’. On September 4, she unveiled the primary of two covers for the album. Take a look beneath.

‘Pink Friday 2’ will probably be out on November 17 this 12 months through Heavy On It/10K Tasks/Capitol Information – the file label Minaj launched in April.

Final month, Nicki Minaj was featured on the Barbie soundtrack together with her Aqua-sampling Ice Spice collaboration ‘Barbie World’. The observe was so standard over the summer season interval that it was listed on the UK TikTok Songs of the Summer season lists.

In the identical month, she additionally grew to become a playable character in Name Of Obligation: Fashionable Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. Within the recreation, you possibly can hear the rapper say some humorous taunts that play on a few of her largest hits.