The Harajuku Barbie is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to "Pink Friday."
Having released her platinum debut Pink Friday in November 2010, Nicki Minaj is already at work on its follow-up, due in the first quarter of 2012. During an interview with Billboard.com, Cash Money co-CEO and founder Birdman said that the rapstress is back in the studio recording her sophomore album, which may arrive as early as the first few months of the New Year.
"Nicki's back in the studio, so we're looking to drop Nicki in the first quarter," said Baby, stating that a single could be out by the end of the year. "Maybe this year? I don't know. [...] We're really thinking it out. But she's in the studio, and we're looking real soon, because she's ready to go and we're ready to go with her."
Cash Money most recently released Drake's Take Care, with plans to put out new albums from its latest signee Busta Rhymes, Birdman and Jay Sean.