Nicki Minaj's 'free' on stage
Nicki Minaj is looking forward to being "free" on stage.
The 'Anaconda' hitmaker is excited to head out on her Pinkprint tour because she feels as though she can be herself now.
She said: "It's very rare that I just get to be on stage and speak from my heart to people who know me. I think this year it's been so much more freeing and maybe because The Pinkprint touches on a lot of things but I think just as a human being I feel free now and I'm going to continue being free and if that's sharing more then that's what I'll do.
"I felt like I had come to a different space in my life and I realised it's OK to be happy and not really care what people's opinions are because they're going to have opinions no matter what."
The 32-year-old recording artist also considers herself to be a more than a "one dimensional" musician and believes her lyrics are innovating.
She told the Mail Online: "I can be sexual, I can be lyrical and I can be emotional and you really don't find that a lot and not just with women but with men.
"Sometimes I think I put even more pressure than people would ever know. I have always pushed the envelope with lyrics and I always want people to say and talk about a dope Nicki line and I have always been that way.
"I think that I have inspired new female rappers to not only talk about your vagina but to also say witty things that dudes say and put it in our own words and just be lyrical."