Pop & Oak: Nicki Minaj’s ‘Roman Reloaded’ Is Full of Surprises

Nicki Minaj’s friends and frequent producing partners Pop & Oak—comprised of Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder—helped her score a No. 1 hit with her debut single “Your Love.” Now the hitmakers, who have worked with Big Sean (“Marvin & Chardonnay”) and Trey Songz (“Unusual”), are reuniting with rap’s reigning diva for her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. While careful not to reveal too much, the dynamic duo did offer Rap-Up TV a hint of what to expect come April 3.

“There’s more surprises this time,” said Pop. “I think she’s proven, like, ‘Yo, I can rap. I’m probably the best girl to really do this shit ever.’ Now she’s more comfortable and she’s having a little more fun.”

Whether you prefer the more grimy Nicki who rhymes on “Stupid Hoe” or the vulnerable Nicki who sings on “Save Me,” the album will have something for everyone. “She’s smart enough and she’s gonna figure out how to give a balance,” added Pop. “She’s so diverse and that’s a gift and a curse for her. This time she focused more on giving every side.”

Pop also assured her Barbz that they wouldn’t be disappointed. “There’s a lot of surprises for them on this album. They’ll be really happy.”

In addition to Pop & Oak, Nicki has been in the studio with Hit-Boy, Dr. Luke, and Ester Dean (“Super Bass”), crafting the follow-up to her 2010 debut Pink Friday.



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29 Comments

  1. Jordan

    OMGGGG mad excited

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  2. q

    i like nicki but she really needs to lyrically step it up after Roman in Moscow & Stupid Hoe. Im sure she will deliver just fine but those two songs didn’t excite me one bit for this album :(

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  3. Dubois

    Garbage please spare me

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    Gus Reply:

    @Dubois, bitch get the fuck out of here! stop hating!!!! broke ass son of a bitch!!!!!!

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  4. Kunt Killer

    Haters kill yoself she finna make history AGAIN

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  5. A Realist

    Its cominggggg

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  6. eyfresh

    Slay em Nicki slay em!!!

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  7. >am so am so proud of you_

    keep doing you nicki.

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  8. OldFan

    It’s crazy to me how she/others think that she has a;ready proven herself. Lord do not give her a Grammy (yet), please make her work for it.

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    Ahahahahahaha Reply:

    @OldFan, Wtf she been working for this shit since 2002 anything good she get she deserve cause this woman never take a break she constantly working and doing shit in 2 years that it took fem rappers 5 years to do…nicki prove she can spit on her mixtapes na she proving she can make music that alot of people like soo what more does she have to do to so say prove herself and the bitch still humble damn…

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  9. Kendall

    I want Nicki to be a rapper. She has the lyricism and talent to do it. I want her to take herself seriously & leave an imprint in this game. ‘Stupid Hoe’ is not fun & light.. its insulting and petty.

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  10. Boicold

    Nicki is fuckin garbage, lyrics #corny and she still need SB to help her with that basic shit. Bitch dedicating an entire album to diss a legend. Bum Basic Bitch!

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    Bre' Nae Reply:

    @Boicold, hell yeah boe! that bitch still tryna be Lil ‘ Kim!

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  11. nicegirl

    She does really need to work on her lyrics and stop with the pop singing. She better not include Stupid Hoe and Roman In Moscow on the album.

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  12. IloveNICki

    Sorry to say but where u like it or nt nicki ave tons a fan an its the majority dat count nobody cares about lil kim she’s dead! Nicki is on top already roman reloaded is jus the icing in the cake an these haters gonna drop on their faces wen she wins her award!

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  13. phoo bear

    waz up lil grl

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    nic3y pooh Reply:

    @phoo bear, gurl your dirty asxz need to text me back nicki minaj phoo

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  14. nic3y pooh

    ha girl i love u so much

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  15. nic3y pooh

    nicki minaj pretty but d;rial hellla ugly

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  16. nic3y pooh

    i lov3 u

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    nic3y pooh Reply:

    @nic3y pooh, ha nicki minaj lol never

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  17. nic3y pooh

    ha phoo

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    nic3y pooh Reply:

    @nic3y pooh, f***** nicki

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  18. phoo bear

    grl u better gon sum were lil grl i cant wait to see my boo lamur dam i spellt it rong ….lol <<33

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    nic3y pooh Reply:

    @phoo bear, dam bitch no hoe dnt talk to me lik3 oaky nickiminaj lol

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  19. phoo bear

    grl fuc k u uuu uu uu u u uu u u bitch hoe..

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  20. nic3y pooh

    girl ty derrial helllllllla dirty carl helllllllla fr3h.

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  21. loyaltea

    It’s so funny how every female rapper wanna be famous again in 2012. Be real, if it wasn’t for Nicki, half these bitches wouldn’t get a deal!!!!! She may not be the best in everybody’s eyes, but she is the reason for this female rapper domino effect! Get over it already!!

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