Many A-list artists have their own record labels these days, and Nicki Minaj is the next one in line. During a recent episode of her Queen Radio show, the hip-hop superstar announced she’s planning to launch her very own record label as a Republic Records subsidiary.
Minaj is yet to announce the name and the official launch date of her label, but she has several ideas in mind, including Nana Fofie, Tate Kobang, Rico Danna, and London Hill. Her longtime friend and lyricist Patty Lauren will join her in an A&R role.
Minaj also revealed that she decided to break the news after a conversation with Republic Records’ co-president Wendy Goldstein. She’s confident she can help new artists pave their path in the music industry, and her label will encompass many different genres.
“When I get behind an artist, y’all know how I do s—t for people that’s not even signed to me. Imagine what Imma do for the ones that’s signed… Don’t think my label is just rap, or Black, or anything. We got some other genres of music,” said Minaj.
This announcement comes shortly after the rapper released her latest song “‘Red Ruby Da Sleeze”, her first solo single since the chart-topping hit “Super Freaky Girl”.