New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Rihanna – ‘Fly’

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna “Fly” above life’s trials and tribulations on their latest collaboration from Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday, landing November 22. This is their second pairing following “Raining Men” from Rihanna’s Loud.

“I came to win, to fly, to conquer, to thrive/ I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise,” sings RiRi over the soaring J.R. Rotem production.

“‘Fly’ is one of my absolute faves. I wanted to work with Rihanna for a long time. I’m very proud of her accomplishments, especially since she was born on an island like me,” said Nicki. “This song is a female empowerment song. But then again, it’s not specific to just women. It speaks about flying, soaring high in the face of every single solitary adversity that comes your way.”

Take flight with the ladies below.

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58 Comments

  1. DRB

    Has her album leaked?

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  2. meme

    yea i think the album leaked. I just download the track with her and drake.

    I think rihanna and nicki shud release fly and raining men simultaneously…kinda like how lady gaga and bey did with video phone and telephone

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  3. Hector

    This song is amazing!!!

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  4. Boy Wonder

    I’m in love soley off the hook :) A good effort nothing too solid tho.

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  5. Oreka

    *o* DOPE!!!!

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  6. DRB

    #itspinkfridayhoe

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  7. jj3310

    I absolutley luv this…!!!!

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  8. sashaj

    Here I Am is by far Nickis best song ever

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  9. Nicki Minaj Fan

    This is a very beautiful song. I cannot wait for the album to hit stores so I can buy my copies. I think this is very well done!

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  10. Nicki Minaj Fan

    Everyone should listen to “Here I Am.” That is indeed one of Nicki Minaj’s best songs.

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  11. sashaj

    Although i like some songs her debut album IS WAY TOO POP! Too much singing and too little rapping, no gutta beats , its nice but no where near a classic, slightly dissapointed as im such a big nicki fan

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  12. sashaj

    i wouldve wished for more songs like monster, her features really showcase her lyrical skills better than the album whatever

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  13. Nicki Minaj Fan

    @sashaj

    I feel you. It’s very pop, but I am still a Nicki Minaj fan regardless and I am going to support her and her music. “Here I Am,” in my opinion, might be one of the best songs on the album. I wish it was longer, but it’s epic and her vocals are absolutely amazing. What do you think?

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  14. Nicki Minaj Fan

    “Moment 4 Life” is a great song for anyone who is wondering. Trust me!

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  15. NICKI'sHO

    Did it on em’ IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I’m the Best is as well.

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  16. DRB

    BLAZIN OMFG!!!!!!

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  17. Nicki Minaj Fan

    “Did It On’em” is awesome!

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  18. Mike504

    @sashaj I heard snippets of the deluxe edition. She has more club songs on that version. It’s worth pointing out that with Wayne and Drake, their features and mixtapes go harder than their albums too. I think she purposely toned down the craziness and added the singing to really introduce her own style as opposed to just spitting a quick 16 bars over someone else’s song.

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  19. The Truth

    Now did I NOT say a few days ago that this album would be no where NEAR classic ??!! Yall lil fans go STR8 for the hype and then get this bullshit of an album (that she took almost a year to work) in return. This bxtch could NEVER touch Lil Kim with an album like this and the fact that her sales are gonna be awful, she’s made herself look like an ASS calling herself the BEST. Even her FEATURES outshined her smdh…not thank you but ill take Keys please :)

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  20. Barbie Boy

    These are the songs you must buy:

    Moment 4 Life featuring Drake
    Here I Am
    Blazin featuring Kanye West

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  21. NICKI'sHO

    @The Truth your name should be The Falseness

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  22. Nicki Fan

    @THETRUTH YOU ARE SO LOST IF U THINK ANY1 WANTS “TOUCH” LIL KIM NICKI WILL BE NICKI KIM WILL BE HOE

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  23. Barbie Boy

    @TheTruth

    Dude, or girl, whoever you are…

    Let Kim rap about sucking dick and fucking. Let her ass catch some STD… I bet that’s why she’s been out the game so long. Nicki Minaj is “the truth” and her songs actually talk about life and mean shit.

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  24. YEESS

    PINK FRIDAY IS ANA AMAZING ALBUM *TEAR* …NO ITS NOT LIKE HARDCORE , ITS WAY DIFFERENT , ITS MORE REAL , MORE EMPOWERING , MORE LOVING ,

    DEF SOMETHING YOU CAN LISTEN TO IN THE CAR WITH YOUR MOM , AND NOT HAVE TO CHANGE THE CD , DUE TO CUSSING AND SEX TALK..

    I WILL BUY PINK FRIDAY

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  25. mhmm

    I LOVE THIS !!!! ALBUM IS NUTS!!!!

    OMGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PINK FRDAY!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. DRB

    Since we’re talking about Kim, and the only albums of hers I’ve heard are Hardcore and The Naked Truth- HC is only about sex. Not Tonight is my shit but she was the first and was dirty, not the most amazing rapper IMO.
    I knew Pink Friday wasn’t going to be amazing when I heard the snippets but as of now, I am disappointed with it.

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  27. Becca

    the whole album is amazing

    Fly > Raining Men

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  28. TheDimplePuppet

    Rihanna is such a natrual beauty. The song is Fly and WOW @ Nicki sounding OK.

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  29. Whatcha_Sayin

    Yes Pink Friday has leaked! But she did well. Only less than a week before general release. Look at Em’s recovery and Drizzy’s Later albums. About a good 2-4 weeks before release and theirs leaked. Her first week sales will still be high

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  30. MsLotennaMinaj

    @theTruth or whatever the fuck you call your self pls pocket your information!

    Bitch….Animal!
    Stupid Beast!

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  31. Carmen

    I havent heard but like 4 songs mainly features and i think they put it together pretty well for reaching wider audiences than jst hip hop. Why would she want to just reach that little audience is beyond me? Shes a FEMALE rapper and it works in her favor to diversify herself.

    Some of the songs may take a little getting used to for people not into the kind of music shes delivering on the album but I think they will grow to understand and like it. I personally like what she did with the album from what I hear. Ill buy based on those. Shit it on em, that song is crazy. The best leak I heard was shit it on em. Kanye took over the blazin track but I like all of the leaks I heard, fly was the least favorite but I still like it.

    Im glad a female rapper is back and hanging in there with all these men like kanye, drake, em, wayne, TI, jay z, j cole, wale, lloyd banks, ludacris, BOB, kid cudi, wiz kalifa, and all the other mainstream male rappers. Its such a male dominated industry and even the garbage male rappers get more props than they deserve. Go Nicki Minaj. Now if only Nas and lauryn hill could come back. Hip hop would be ok.

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  32. Carmen

    and dmx. I loved him

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  33. The Truth

    Till Nicki goes MULTI-PLATINUM like Lil Kim, none of you dumb asx bitches should even be talking #dragged and im DONE, Good Day :)

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  34. andressa

    heeee!

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  35. djinvincible74

    Nice vocals from both Nicki and Rihanna but J.R. needs to switch up his productions a bit. They’re all sounding so cookie-cutter lately. The best thing he’s produced all year was Auburn’s “La La La”.

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  36. kimberly

    love it so much

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  37. DesireeP

    LOVE IT!!! Much Love To Nicki, I am definately getting PinkFriday November 22, 2010

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  38. DesireeP

    And Much Love To RapUp.com for not putting any download links.. Much respect To you Guys… This a REAL music website..

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  39. J Minaj

    GEWDD SONGG :D

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  40. Yessirr

    I really love dis song…
    it’s amazing…why ya’ll so “not touched” haha :D
    sorry for my english i’m from germany :D

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  41. A Realist

    #BuyNickisAlbum

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  42. Mely B

    ^5 @ Carmen – couldn’t agree more. I’m going to support Nikki just like I continue to support mainstream & underground FEMCEES! She grinded a long time and is finally getting shine.

    I think that the negative comments regarding her music being more “pop” than hardcore hip is unfortunate but honestly given the negative comments about not just Nikki but all FEMCEES by males on hip hop blog boards, if I were her I would tailor my music to suit the people who will buy my records. It’s true that going this route may be risky given people’s fickle nature but if real hip hop heads weren’t going to support her anyway she has the right to target the audience who will.

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  43. Brionna

    I’m not even going to listen to the song cause im buying but the problem i see is
    *****that everybody has their own opinion of what Nicki Minaj should sound like or rap like & if she doesn’t sound like or the album doesn’t sound like you expected then it must be wack….just let who rap like she wants & be who she wants*****

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  44. K.K.

    YES! I LIKE THIS ONE!
    GOTTA BUY PINK FRIDAY!

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  45. Giamma

    Empowering indeed

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  46. abdu

    a link plz for “pink friday”

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  47. G

    you should go hear, Moment 4 life ft drake && Blazin ft Kanye West, there both sooo dope and so is this song. #itspinkfridayhoe

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  48. Hollywood

    This 1 is very empowering, listen to the words. nicki came to win plain and simple

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  49. lewis

    LOVE this. and i’m lovin that she’s rapping about real shit

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  50. Dillon_68

    I prefer Raining Men to this, and her album dissapoints me. It’s underwhelming, but I guess I had my hopes too high for her.

    Thank Me Later > Pink Friday

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  51. UNBIASED

    this pink friday album is your love on steriods…. and it SUX… we didnt want pop princess nicki we wanted mixtape nicki…

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  52. Canada

    I like the ironic switch up of ‘Fly’ and ‘Raining Men’. The hip-hop track appears on the pop record, and the pop song appears on the hip-hop record.

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  53. DDLuvesMinaj

    #ITSPINKFRIDAYHOE BUY DA ALBUM ON NOV. 23 BITCHES!!! SAY NO TO LEAKS!!!!

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  54. #1Barb

    @DDLuvesMinaj, the album comes out NOVEMBER 22. a real fan would know that. #fail

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  55. #RIRINAVY

    RIHANNA’S VOICE IS THE BEST FOR ANTHEMS LIKE THIS. LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1.

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  56. SmoothCriminal

    Mely B you are so right,alot of people might not like what you have just said but it,s the truth,alot of them who is crying that the album isn’t good,was not going to buy the album in the first place,even if it was an hard core Hip Hop album,she is a FEMALE rapper and alot of them don’t listen to a FEMALE rapper both man and woman no matter how hard she is,so she should go ofter the people who will give her the recognition she deserved,i like the direction she went with this album,just like someone on this said you can play this album in the car with you mother,i am getting the album on the 11,22,2010 i am not even going to listen to the leeks.

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  57. DetoxIsComingSoon

    RiRi killed it

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  58. brian

    ***@canada i completely agree. you think it woulld have been other way around

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