Nicki Minaj has said that writing Pink Friday wasn't pleasant as she "had something to prove".
"I went above and beyond to prove that I could not talk about sex and not talk about my genitalia," she told VIBE of the pressures to have a sexualised image to make it in hip-hop.
Now that she has the success of her debut under her belt, she admitted: "I’m writing ten times quicker."
Interestingly, she says she learns the most from doing the odd experimental collaboration here and there. She said: "My features really gave me the most confidence, because I used the features to play around a lot".