Nicki Minaj's new album was inspired by people who have let her down in her career.

The rapper and singer, who has released her new single 'Pills N Potions' from her third studio album 'The Pink Print', looked back on experiences where people have taken her for granted when writing the album.

She said: ''I was just reflecting on people in my life who [have] come and gone, just thinking, what the hell does it all mean?''

''God bless 'em, I'm talking about lots of people, not anybody in particular, but I have come across a lot of people that I've given amazing opportunities to [who have let me down].''

The 31-year-old star, who is reportedly being sued for $30million by her former wig designer Terrence Davidson, who is accusing her of selling wigs based on his designs without permission, insists she's always nice to people and is often shocked when they turn against her.

She said: ''I always give people enough rope to hang themselves with. In general, I just live my life and try and be super fair to everyone, so when you cross me, it's like, 'Really? Okay'.''

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty has ditched her outrageous outfits and crazy wigs in favour of a more natural look and claims she always planned to go back to her old appearance.

She explained: ''The album was more personal, so I think the look being stripped down goes really well with the third album. I always thought in my head, 'For my third album I wanna go back to my real hair'.''

Talking to presenters on 'The Breakfast Club' on radio station Power 105, she added: ''You can tell on 'Pills N Potions' that I'm just creating moments, it's important to me to keep it truthful and honest.

''Sometimes you're gonna feel like it's hardcore and sometimes it's going to feel like it's not but as long as it's good music, then that's all that matters to me at this point.''