Misha B has exclusively told MTV.co.uk that she sees the comparisons between herself and Nicki Minaj as a compliment.
The X Factor finalist, who shot fame on the 2011 series of the talent show, has been compared to Nicki ever since the video for her debut single Home Run premiered.
When asked how she feels to be likened to the Young Money star, Misha told us: "I mean, you can’t run away from comparisons, and being compared to somebody as great as she is, you know, it’s only a compliment.
"I just can’t wait for people to hear my other music and then to be able to say 'That’s Misha B’s style'.
"For me I feel like Home Run is just one chapter of my album, and it’s definitely for that genre of music altogether."
She continued: "I wouldn’t like to box the album with any specific genre of music because we’ve experimented with so many different styles. We’ve experimented with rock, a bit of indie, a few ballads here and there.
"But yeah, for me it’s just everything in the sense of a free album. Even though it’s not physically free, it’s freedom of expression."
Misha went on to confirm that she's still in touch with her XF mentor Kelly Rowland, adding that she's keen for the Down For Whatever singer to hear her new LP.
The 20-year old added: "We’re still working on the album. But when I sit down and go through my final [record], Kelly will be one of the people that I go to."
By Joanne Dorken @mtvuknews