Oct 15 2009 1:56 PM EDT
Nicki Minaj Says Her Debut Single Will Drop Next Month
'We already have it, just waiting on the timing,' the Young Money member says.
By Shaheem Reid
ATLANTA — Nicki Minaj recently taped a freestyle cipher for the 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards with Joe Budden and Wale, but stomping with the boys is nothing new for her. Minaj is on the same team as two of the Hottest MCs in the Game: Lil Wayne and Drake. She's been finding ways to stick out.
"The Young Money single will officially be out in a week or so," she said on the BET Hip-Hop Awards red carpet. "My single is slated to come out in November. We already have it, just waiting on the timing."
Minaj said her official single will not be a street banger from the mixtape she has out now, which has been getting burn in her hometown of NYC.
" 'I Get Crazy,' that's not my official single," she clarified. "That is a record that was on Beam Me Up Scotty with Wayne. New York has been showing it love. Big up to Hot 97. Everywhere actually has been playing it. But it's not my official single. [The single] might be a record called 'Married in the Club. But we'll see."
Nicki's debut LP is still untitled, but the sexy Queens native said the album should be out in the second quarter of 2010. During a recent radio interview, Nicki told Angela Yee she's also appearing on upcoming songs for Mariah Carey, Usher and Cassie.