Nicki Minaj may have announced that the title of her new album would be “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” months ago, but it’s clear that the title track was just recorded.
Want to know just how fresh the tune is? The full-on rap song (forget about any of the pop/electro featured on the yummy “Starships”) references her Feb. 12 performance on the Grammys: “You mad cause I’m at the Grammys with the Vatican” she says about about 50 seconds in. The production is hard-core with a militant beat throughout the mid-tempo track and a fuzzy hum in the background to heighten the anxiety.
She’s taking “reloaded” quite seriously as we hear the spinning of a gun barrel several times as threatens to “Columbine these hos.” That’s an unfortunate use of turning the tragic event into a verb, first off, and as a reference point.
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