Four years after my first documentary on the eye popping Nicki Minaj, I was asked to craft a follow up film on the superstar. I was, of course, thrilled to have the opportunity to work with one of the best rappers on the planet again.
Much had changed since I followed Ms. Minaj last. By 2014 she graduated from scrappy up and coming rapper to global phenomenon. As a more mature person all around she was not only dominating the pop charts but expanding her empire well past music alone. She was now officially a mogul.
However, one thing hadn’t changed - her strength. Few people understand that being "on top" is in fact more stressful than the climb itself better than Minaj. I believe this film illustrates that truth.
Outside of the professional stress, her personal life was at the crossroads. While filming My Time AGAIN she separated from her long time boyfriend and creative confidant Safaree Samuels. Despite the turbulence (or perhaps because of it) Minaj delivered what most consider her best album yet – The Pinkprint.
The film was an enormous success in its own right. Released in every conceivable television market across the globe, My Time AGAIN immediately received acclaim from the press and delirious praise from her enormous fan base. Twitter practically burst into flames as the film went public.
There is already talk of a third "My Time" collaboration between Minaj and I in the years to come. I can only wonder what my camera will find next time I touch down into her world but I do know one thing... The entire world will be watching.