Nicki Minaj is officially launching her own record label.
The superstar rapper revealed the news during the latest episode of her Queen Radio show, confirming key details about her newest venture such as the first few artists including Nana Fofie, Tate Kobang, Rico Danna and London Hill and what fans can expect from the label.
“I have a record label now,” Minaj said, teasing that the company’s name will 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 further noted that her label will be more than “just rap, or Black, or anything” and will instead feature a diverse range of music genres.
Elsewhere during the interview, the Harajuku Barbie also reflected on how she wants to help other artists the same manner Lil Wayne supported her all these years.
“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. 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,” she explained. “There’s no real person that believes in them. That’s like, ‘Nah, I’m gonna make it my business to see you shine.’ That’s why I never wanted to do a label before because I said to myself …unless I’m ready to really put these artists on I’m not gonna ruin anyone’s life.”
“Y’all know how I do shit for people that’s not even signed to me,” Minaj added. “Imagine what I’m going to do to the ones that signed.”