Nicki Minaj prepares 'next level' new album for 2014 release

US rapper also weighs in on Kendrick Lamar's controversial 'Control' verse

Nicki Minaj prepares 'next level' new album for 2014 release

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Nicki Minaj has said she will release a new album in 2014, describing the sound of her material as "next level".

The US rapper last released an album in 2012 when she put out 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'. Discussed its follow up with New York radio station Power 105, Minaj says she was surprised at how different her new music is as well as making her opinion on Kendrick Lamar's controversial 'Control' verse heard.

Discussing her new music, Minaj said: "I've already started... 2014 definitely! It's very different from anything I've done, which I'm surprised about. I'm not feeling like I did this. I feel like this is next level."

Moving on to Lamar, Minaj claimed that she should have been in the list of top rappers mentioned in the track. "I'm probably in the top five he did mention so go and do your research. Straight up and down," she said. "I also feel like maybe he is one of the respectful gentleman that probably wanted to feel like I didn't want to say a females name. I'm the queen of New York, I'm the king of New York," she continued. "Let me tell you why. Platinum albums, plural. Number one in five motherfucking countries. Don’t play with me. You better respect my motherfucking gangster, bitch."

Lamar caused a furore when 'Control (HOF)' premiered in August. After proclaiming himself king of New York, and himself, Jay Z, Nas, Eminem and Andre 3000 as the greatest MCs of all time, Lamar then goes on to pledge to "murder" his current competitors, including A$AP Rocky and Drake, in the verse.

Nicki Minaj released her debut album 'Pink Friday' in 2010. Despite not releasing any new music in 2013, she has featured on tracks by artists including French Montana, Chris Brown and Ciara.

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