Nicki Minaj Announces Next Single, NBA All-Star Game Performance

Nicki Minaj

Fresh off her electrifying performance with Madonna at the Super Bowl halftime show, Nicki Minaj has announced her next single, Grammy plans, and NBA All-Star Game performance.

Ahead of the April 3 release of her sophomore set Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Young Money’s First Lady will debut “Roman Holiday,” a never-before-heard cut off the album at the Grammy Awards. She is nominated in four categories including Best New Artist at the 54th annual ceremony, which airs live on February 12. “Roman Holiday” will go on sale immediately following the telecast, along with other performances.

The following day on February 13, Ryan Seacrest will premiere the album’s new single, “Starships,” which will be available on iTunes the same day.

If that wasn’t enough, Nicki’s Barbz will be treated to yet another performance when she hits the court at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando on February 26. The album will be available for pre-order the next day.

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93 Comments

  1. Aaron

    Love.

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    NoNONO Reply:

    @Aaron, I’m looking foward to this :) Lets hope they are good and nothing like that rubish “Roman is Moscow” and “Stupid Hoe”

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    it's blocked Reply:

    @NoNONO, i totally agree with you.

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  2. JEY

    Oh my God… Nicki is a BIG STAR!!!!!

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    IHaveIt Reply:

    @JEY, This woman is DEFINITLEY on to some legendary shiiiiii. Must take note for my turn. I’ll be putting on for my fellow Barbs & Nicki. It’s about to be a true takeover! I can’t wait *In The Studio Now*

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    Mryeh Reply:

    @IHaveIt, Oh no… another talentless “barb.”

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    hmmmm... Reply:

    @Mryeh, LMBOOOOOO!!! *somebody help me up!* that was funny. Women! Stop following behind this lady and calling yourself Barbs!!! Take inspiration from her? Yes! Imitate her hustle? Yes! But good grief! Have some individuality.

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    Mr.ahh-swehh Reply:

    @Mryeh, LMBOOOOO!!

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  3. kwayzee

    OMGGGG!!!!!! YESSSSSS

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  4. Can't knock a hustle

    I thought Nicki was gonna slow down a bit this year but it’s shaping up to be her biggest year yet as far as mainstream. We’re only 7 days into February and she’s on fire. Kudos

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    CaseySnaps Reply:

    @Can’t knock a hustle,
    This shiiiii is impressive.

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    Mike Reply:

    @Can’t knock a hustle, It can do damage though. There are people already sick of her and she’s still haven’t dropped a Sophomore album yet. The only people who like her are her (for what ever reason) loyal Barbies but I can’t see her fan base growing. Lyrically she has declined drastically and decided to take the Pop autotune route but from what I read and see, the Pop audience aren’t really feeling her especially after Stupid Hoe..Lol

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    :l Reply:

    @Mike,and you talk for all pop crowd i see, anyways for you info her leak single marilyn monroe is setting the place on fire, it,s doing real good.

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  5. stbaby

    Work it Nicki,am so ready for this album and your performance.praying you pull it off.

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  6. bk

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

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  7. Dubois

    yes lets go for a 3rd flop!!!!!!!!!

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    Shaytan Reply:

    @Dubois, I hate Nicki just as the much person and I agree with your comment but Nicki has a great PR team behind her. As a marketing student you are only as big as the marketing team that backs you. Her team is winning so Nicki appears to be winning. I still can’t stomach her and don’t understand her hype but from a marketing prospective the ___ is bad.

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    CaseySnaps Reply:

    @Shaytan,
    Agree

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    so... Reply:

    @Shaytan, It’s not just her team..you can’t market a person as extensively as she is marketed to a majority of people who don’t want to see her…clearly there are a larger number of people who do want to see her…but ok.

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    CaseySnaps Reply:

    @so…,
    That’s true 2.

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    :o youMADstayMAD! Reply:

    @Dubois, BYE!

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  8. rob

    cant wait :)

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  9. :l

    i see you nicki.

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  10. Ben

    Female Weezy what else do u expect?

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  11. Alex Mikol

    What happened to Va Va Voom??

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    nicoyuki Reply:

    @Alex Mikol, that’s what I wanna know did she forget or does she think we’ve forgotten. I’m so lost

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    ahahahahahahaha Reply:

    @nicoyuki, she never said va va voom was gone be a single ..the singles cover was leaked thats why so many people know about va va voom

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  12. Diego

    funny the stans cant see her 15 minute gimick is almost over she needs a hit bad so far she hasnt done nada with those popcorn songs she released lmao

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    Jordan Reply:

    @Diego, since when does 15 mind last 2 n a half years?

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    CaseySnaps Reply:

    @Jordan,
    LOL

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    Nemo Reply:

    @Diego, if her 15 mim were almost over don’t you think she wouldn’t be doing these big venues. Super Bowl, Grammys, and NBA ALL STAR Game, C’mon now.

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    nicoyuki Reply:

    @Nemo, yeah but she was not even mentioned at the Superbowl m.I.a. was the only thing buzzing beside Madge lip singing as for the other things we will just have to wait and see how it plays out

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    ahahahahahahaha Reply:

    @nicoyuki, m.i.a was buzzin cause she stuck the middle finger nicki was #1 trending topic on yahoo talking about the superbowl and that marilyn monroe song sooooooooo come again

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    :l Reply:

    @nicoyuki,retard the reason mia is being mention is because she flip the bird,and you know how people love controversy..that leak song from nicki called marilyn monroe is doing pretty well and it,s not even finish it,s just a leak…you and that dago is trying so hard to make some of yall negative sh-t stick on the wall so damn sad.

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    :o youMADstayMAD! Reply:

    @Diego, BYE! all of you.

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  13. OnikaCarter

    Another A list stage booked! Lil Kim could never!!!!

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  14. Kody

    I’m feelin like she may announce a tour soon!?

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    CaseySnaps Reply:

    @Kody,
    She already announced that she’ll be having a world tour this year. The question now is w/ who?
    It be impressive to do it with Madonna because Madonna is the TOURING QUEEN. Drake would be great as well. Who knows.

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    ahahahahahahaha Reply:

    @CaseySnaps, i would love to see her and m.i.a go on tour

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    CaseySnaps Reply:

    @ahahahahahahaha,
    Me 2!

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    Kody Reply:

    @ahahahahahahaha, Well M.I.A Wouldn’t get much attention so Who knows.. But I was thinking maybe like her and Rihanna.. But I was reading something she had posted on her site and she said she will be headlining..so that means it would be an underdog. Im a drake fan So I am thinking drake maybe?

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    RDK Reply:

    @Kody,if nicki went on that world tour with madge,i guarantee that we would have a mass suicide all over the world,because all there combined haters would kill there salves and you know nicki and madge have a few sets of them of them.

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  16. WhyYouMad

    yessssssss!!! she may not be coming out with the CD this month but she dam sure making up for it!!! I love how she just keep on moving and staying hungry!

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  17. @TaiMiicel

    excited

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  18. Honestly...

    YAWN..ZZZZzzzZZZZ.. Same old generic pop records, use to be a Nicki fan (back in the mixtape, Fendi days) but she’s watered down her lyrics to the point where she basically conformed to what everyone else is doing.. had so much potential *tisk tisk Onika*

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    -__- Reply:

    @Honestly…, From The Looks Of It Your Still A Fan BITCH!

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  19. kiddcareless

    Dammmmm she get y’all so sick it makes y’all vomit that’s why y’all spend yo time online leavin comments

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    nicoyuki Reply:

    Give it a rest with that tried ass line@kiddcareless,

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    :o youMADstayMAD! Reply:

    @nicoyuki, you mad? let me know why!

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    kiddcareless Reply:

    @nicoyuki, that’s like the realest line she has all y’all stay talking mess when its really nothing to be mad about

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    B*tches In Paris Reply:

    @nicoyuki, Bitch you been a fan ! Anyways !

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  20. LaughingAtTheLames

    lol.. its so funny how her stans stay commenting and getting angry when other people come on a nicki post and say something thats different in opinion, last time i checked yall don’t own these post

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    RDK Reply:

    @LaughingAtTheLames,you comment is so typical of a hater,i need to say no more about you.

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    Mr.ahh-swehh Reply:

    @LaughingAtTheLames, yo your comment is so typical of a hater Bitch hoe

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  21. A Realist

    Big things going for her. Congrats! I can’t wait to hear the two new songs and I’m super excited for this album!

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  22. Humberto

    She should’ve delayed the album for march! That first single better be FREAKING EPIC to support her until the official release date, april 3rd.

    Here’s hoping Starships sounds like Moment 4 Life than Turn Me On. ;(

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    RDK Reply:

    @Humberto,you people expect too much,and if the song don’t live up to the expectation are the level you all put it,then you all start to give it bad reviews and be talking all type of sh-t,i love nicki minaj i want her to do good but i also understand that not all off her songs are going to be a hit,so i am not going to run around talking about i hope it,s going to be epic that when it don’t live up i start talking sh-t,

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    kiddcareless Reply:

    Yeah@RDK,

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  23. People

    Wow, I know Nicki Minaj fans are excited with all that New Music coming their way. lol.

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  24. Henry

    So desperately ready for this cd.

    Ice my wristes, and I piss on bitches
    U can suck my diznick, f u take this jizznes
    U don’t like them disses, give my ass some kisses
    Yeah dey kno what this is, yeah it is the business..
    :P

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  25. :o youMADstayMAD!

    1st off, its funny how these people come on this post claiming they use to be Nicki fans! oh, why are you here then? obviously you’re still a fan! 2nd, Stupid Hoe and Roman In Moscow didn’t flop, they both cracked the top 100 on iTunes so talk what you know! 3rd, if you don’t have anything positive to say, please keep your negative sh*t to yourself because #TeamMinaj doesn’t need it. we winning on this side, we don’t really need a mascot!

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    Mryeh Reply:

    @:o youMADstayMAD!, “we winning on this side, we don’t really need a mascot” LOL! DELUSIONAL at its FINEST!! WTF is a “we”?? Are you getting paid with Nicki? Your the one spedning your money as she’s getting richer putting out these wack autotuned songs. Please grow up.

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    :o youMADstayMAD! Reply:

    @Mryeh, you must be mad? what is your fave doing? oh! you all on Nicki post, b*tch you BEEN A FAN! It’s Barbie B*tch, Join The Wave.

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    goodassbarbie Reply:

    @:o youMADstayMAD!, yu betta telllllllll dey just mad cuz nicki minaj is winning and dere on tv and everywhere else and dey are losing at home on dere bootleg ass computer #teamminaj

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  26. :o youMADstayMAD!

    btw, i’m ready for the album! this album is gonna be everything and more. the pre-orders are all ready doing numbers and the 1st single hasn’t even been released! just wait till it get on iTunes! 4.3.12 Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded! Grammy’s Sunday, Tune In to see Queen Nicki perform!

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  27. sbz

    Lame, I really hate what Nicki has become, she had so much potential, yet she turns to making auto-tuned songs singing to David Guetta’s beats and making a dis track which is years late.

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    :o youMADstayMAD! Reply:

    @sbz, Auto-Tune? boy BYE!
    you clearly don’t know the real Nicki! please go and do your research!

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    Anthony Reply:

    @:o youMADstayMAD!, Um it is auto tune in the song you can clearly hear it

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    ahahahahahahaha Reply:

    @sbz, if nicki would do what yall say she’ll still be riding with lil wayne on his tour bus putting out mixtapes trying to make it

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  28. :o youMADstayMAD!

    #TeamMinaj WINNING! y’all haters stay mad!

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  29. The Realist

    Well. She’s doing exactly what she said she would: exploring the business side of the industry and taking her brand to mega-popstar status. That’s what she wants. She doesn’t consider herself a “rapper”, but an entertainer – someone who can do it all. One just has to ask, “Is all the success she’s gaining worth all the damage she’s doing to the mindsets of younger girls who idolize her?” My take – it’s not. I’m all for seeing people succeed, but not at the expense of others. It’s like congratulating a crack dealer for expanding his range from two blocks to seven. Is that really success?

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    :l Reply:

    @The Realist,you believe you comment should be going towards nicki minaj,i an’t saying she is any saint,but what nicki minaj is doing is soft compare to what some singers and rappers/other entertainers are doing to the yougins,even though that song stupid o is bad,BET band it,and gave wiz khalifa and others a pass you should hear the song he was rapping on 106&park the other day,and they have the gal to ban nicki minaj,they are bias,someone said the other day it,s sexis a i do agree,i guarantee that they would never ban a jay-z are someone else on that level,it is what it is life is bias and unfair.

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  30. Me

    I love her song Marilyn Monroe that leaked. OMGGGGG. I hope there’s more songs on the new album like that. <33333333333333333333333

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  31. goodassbarbie

    damnnnnn son alotta haters nicki doing it hella big its been min. b4 a female mc did it diz big nicki on her grand and nigga hating well at da end of da day nicki still go get dat money and yall gna be sittn on yuur broke ass wishing yall wuz her she done it big in 2011 now she doing it hella big in 2012 and have yet to fall off and smh fake ass nicki fans #teamminaj in da muthafuckn buildnnnnnnnnnnnnnn bitchessss

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  32. cibadumad

    hey guys this is Va Va Voom it was reanamed

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  33. -/+

    i saw this article and i like it.

    My daughters all like Nicki Minaj. I don’t necessarily like the fact that they like her, but I figure that an appreciation of Nicki Minaj is not as bad as other habits they could have developed, like smoking crack or voting Republican. Nicki might be a bit strange and might need to learn how to blink consistently, but she’s one hell of a rapper.

    I was admittedly intrigued and somewhat confused by the recent decision by BET to ban Minaj’s new video “Stupid Hoe” from their channel. Obviously, after hearing the title of the song, I was taken aback. I wondered if being a stupid hoe was worse than being an intelligent hoe. I also figured that BET had chosen to ban the video because the content was just as bad as the title.

    So, like every other hip hop fan who hears that a video has been banned, I rushed online to watch it (getting banned is a great way to get media attention). I watched the video, nearly went blind from all the odd colors and bright lights, and then sat there at the end, like a fat kid in a restaurant who was given a napkin and then abandoned by the waitress.

    I wondered, out loud, what it was in this video that caused it to be banned. Not to say that the term “stupid hoe” is the kind of thing we want to hear blasted on the airwaves, but it’s not as if BET hasn’t aired worse. The standards of decency in hip hop have sunk so low that we no longer have the right to use the word “standard.”

    For BET to ban Nicki Minaj after allowing for nearly every other sexist image imaginable is like a porn star telling her boyfriend that she doesn’t want to have sex till marriage. It just doesn’t make any sense. I sat and watched Wiz Khalifa on the BET show, “106 & Park,” as he told a room full of impressionable teenagers how he was a “Big joint rollin, Bombay sippin, No blunt smoking, Bad b*tch getting” typa n*gga. He also told them how the gin had gotten him “drunk as f*ck stumbling out the bar,” looking for the keys to his car.

    What’s so funny is that I didn’t even get to the good parts of the song, where Khalifa’s “mentor” Too Short talks about getting women high on drugs so he can have sex with them (“Cocaine, mushrooms, ecstasy, GHB, Marijuana. She can suck it if she wanna”). And we wonder where the most trifling among us learn creative ways to be even more trifling: Nothing like positive reinforcement through the airwaves to convince a kid that behavior that might send you to prison is normal.

    So, the network that has no problem with an artist going onto national television and doing a teen public service announcement in favor of drinking and driving and excessive drug use suddenly has an issue with a relatively mild Nicki Minaj video.

    Give me a damn break.

    I’m not here to say that the content of Nicki Minaj’s video is acceptable. As I look forward to doing a public debate on the state of hip hop this month (Feb 23) at Brown University with Michael Eric Dyson, I admit that about 75 percent of what we hear in commercialized hip hop has become a wasteland for African-American children. But the idea of banning one of a small number of successful female rappers, while allowing the men to hang their testicles to the floor is nothing less than a mind-boggling exhibition of blatant sexism.

    So, if we are going to ban the “Stupid Hoe” video from BET, we need to do some serious hip-hop content reparations: Maybe we can retroactively ban all the other videos that show women’s booties more than the artists’ faces, that glorify getting high whenever possible, that make it cool to go to prison, and that have turned ignorance into a fashion statement.

    While some might question Don Cornelius’ decision to kill himself, the truth is that millions of us are committing suicide slowly by allowing ourselves and our children to absorb consistent messages that serve as nothing less than a recipe for self-destruction. If BET wants to do the right thing, their leadership can confront all of the ills of hip-hop and find a way to clean up the toxic waste that has somehow disguised itself as “black culture.”

    You can even say that we’re all a bunch of “stupid hoes” for allowing our culture to be degraded like this in the first place. Yep, I said it, so ban me.

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    hmmmm... Reply:

    @-/+, LOVE the article. Nicki’s not a martyr in any way, but she’s definitely NOT the worst in any way either. I’m so glad for the person who wrote this. *snaps*

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    pops Reply:

    @-/+, You wanna write a book?

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  34. hmmmm...

    I just hope we find a little Onika in these singles. People trashed “Pink Friday” for not being “Roman” enough, BUT, I felt like it was her. It was just industry enough and just personal enough to be an okay offering for a debut. I honestly miss the chick who straight DID IT on “Sunshine”, “Itty Bitty Piggy” and especially “Warning”. I just want that real rugged Nicki back, or at least let the chick make a house call every now and again. lol HOWEVER, I don’t knock her for amping up the crazy and making people notice her. Sometimes you gotta be the polka-dot in a sea of gray to get your shot, BUT once you get the shot, less is more. All that being said, I still like Nicki but I don’t love all the craziness and the antics and I’m hoping she gets back to the basics. Stop dissing Kim, it’s old and it’s over. Make MUSIC. Not water cooler jokes.

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  35. Mr.ahh-swehh

    Music is not water

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  36. Trinity

    OMG I have that leaked Marilyn Monroe song on repeat. I loooove it!

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  37. Sharp Tongue

    I give credit when it is due and miss Nicki has been on fire she’s everywhere.

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  38. NM Crew

    OMGEEEE i can’t fckn wait….Bad azz NIcki Is on a Role like no otha…all u haterz why u even botha…LOVE YOU RoMAN

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  39. nicki at the grammys

    DAMN NICKI U WILL GO DOWN AS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER TO EVER DO THIS TRUST!TEAMMINAJ4EVER

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  40. nicegirl

    The music better be good and please no more lip rapping when performing! But there is no denying that Nicki promotes her music well.

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  41. Hugh

    Exited!

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  42. Onika Carter

    I wonder what will Roman Holiday sound like

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  44. LL_NickiM

    I am so fuckiing excited but i heard va va voom is starship but renamed i really like va va voom as a single tittle but who care these song are going to be so much life i really curious to see what roman’s holiday is going to sound like

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