Nicki Minaj was called “the next Lady Gaga” by Regis and Kelly during her recent visit to the “Regis & Kelly” show. I think being Called GaGa is a little much right now, lets see if she has the international marketing power like GaGa. Even though the hood loves Nicki, do they love her enough to buy her album?

In other news, Rihanna wants some of that Nicki money and has confirmed that Nicki Minaj will be featured on her new album “Loud”.

“She has a great buzz and she has a thing to her. She is a star and that’s why people love her. She’s also really entertaining with her visual as well as her lyrics and she has great melody. I’m really amazed that she can write like that. Not only raps but she can write songs too. You know I worked with her before on Rated R and she was just writing me some really good ballads and I couldn’t wait to work with her again and then have her on my record. It’s a really fun song. It’s called ‘Raining Men’. No, nothing like the original. It’s quite up-tempo but kind of quirky and funny.”

We all know Rihanna is falling off so Nicki may just be the collab that her new album needs.