Nicki Minaj Hints at 'Darker' New Album with 'The Pinkprint'


"Anaconda" may have been the first taste of Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint, but the rapper is hinting at a "darker" album this time around.

"It is a little bit darker, but it's things that women are really gonna be able to relate to," Minaj told ET's Rocsi Diaz on the American Music Awards red carpet. "I think as long as it's relatable, it's OK. It's not dark to the point where you're gonna feel like, 'What the hell is she talking about?'"

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Minaj said to look no further than her latest single "Bed of Lies," which she performed on Sunday's broadcast with collaborator Skylar Grey, for a solid indication of "how The Pinkprint will feel."

She's also clearing up speculation about the song's origin.

"I think that people thought that I wrote this song about cheating, but I didn't," she said. "A person could live a double life and have nothing to do with cheating. The hook and the bridge were already written – that was about cheating – so I wanted to spin it from my perspective and just talk about betrayal. I think the song is about betrayal more so than cheating, that's kind of minimizing it."

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Nicki was one of a several scene-stealing ladies at the show, performing both "Bed of Lies" and the infectious megahit "Bang Bang" with Ariana Grande and Jessie J.

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