Nicki Minaj Addresses Critics on New Track, “Roman Reloaded,” Featuring Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj’s wild “Roman Holiday” performance at the Grammys on Feb. 12 followed by the release of her pop-friendly “Starships” on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) had the Internet buzzing that perhaps the Young Money Princess was straying away from spitting that raw hip-hop just a little bit.

Well, for anyone who thought that, have no fear. That’s because, renowned DJ Funkmaster Flex took to New York City’s famed Hot 97 dial Thursday night (Feb. 23) and dropped the bomb on Nicki’s new record, “Roman Reloaded,” which features Lil Wayne and has the beloved Barbie spitting focused bars and addressing critics at the same time.

“So I laugh at hopefuls—Nicki pop—only thing that’s poppin’ is my endorsement, ack,” spits Nicki, turning the words ‘Nicki pop’ into an instant trending topic on Twitter.

Later on the same track, Nicki addresses her haters over her Grammy performance, which included a Vatican-inspired Versace dress and came equipped with a priest, whom Nicki rapped to through a makeshift confessional. She also refers to MTV’s recently-released annual Hottest MC List, in which she placed fourth for 2011.

“Is it me or did I put these rap bitches on the map again? You mad because I’m at the Grammys with the Vatican/You in the booth, but I’m who you be channelin.’ Why they never bring your name up at the panel then?/Hottest MCs, Top 5, you need money? I got mine.”

Nicki’s bars are followed by an animated Weezy playing closer to the track with his verse.

The track is likely to increase the buildup and anticipation for Nicki’s album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which hits stores on April 3. —Jakinder Singh

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  • the1987kid

    XXL & MTV are in young money pockets i swear, they are trying to save this chick’s career from free falling, they are making excuses & spining the fact that her product has been trash, i heard the record & its just the same rambling about how she kill bitches, how she is this & that but the same subject matter. Now just cause she cause out with a record where she is so called spitting, XXL & the editors are lapdogs for these mainstream talentless hacks & should be ashamed of themselves for questionable journalism.

  • BeantownReppin

    ^ I totally co-sign unfortunately…she has “success” due to the media, XXL included, promoting overhyped trash. Please stop.

  • bullets

    XXL been fell off journalism doesn’t exist anymore well not seriously anyway i remember XXL was the ANTI-SOURCE but when i think about they went way more commercial way faster cant tell you how many trash Lp’s I heard w/ XXL ratings and this chick is a joke not even worth commenting i was compelled to write after reading @the1987kid’s post..

  • @Impacaveli

    I dont have 2 speak 1987 dropped the 9 and 187 the rest Period

  • Randy

    go check out REDMIC on itunes and reverbnation….she’s killin 90% of the fake ass asses…she’s a female version of nas and kendrick lamar