News: Nicki Minaj Calls 'Roman' Anthem "Wackest Thing" Off Sophomore LP

Saturday, Dec 3, 2011 11:26AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Coming off the heels of dropping an ear-shattering Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded "Roman In Moscow" anthem Friday (December 2) afternoon, Young Money's Nicki Minaj promises to deliver even bigger things off her sophomore album.

If all goes accordingly, the self-proclaimed Barbie believes "Roman In Moscow" will prove to be the weakest of her new slab of music.

"'Roman in Moscow is like a teaser to Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which will drop on Valentine's Day," Minaj said. "When I say it's a teaser, it's like a trailer to the movie, it's like setting the stage and I just wanted to touch the surface. It's the wackest thing on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded." On the song, Roman is fired up and wreaking havoc all over Moscow. "Well, he was there [in Moscow] secretly because [alter ego] Martha wanted him to go there, so they put him in this thing with monks and nuns; they were trying to rehabilitate him," Minaj explained. "But I can't tell exactly what happened, you'll just see it in the video format, but let's just say he got out of there." Minaj added that the video for "Roman in Moscow" "will be shot real soon." (MTV)

The new smash hit premiered online Friday afternoon.

Nicki Minaj channels her alter ego in her new teaser single "Roman in Moscow," presumably off her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, due on Valentine's Day. The clamorous track, produced by SAROM and Street Runner, sees the Harajuku Barbie channeling her alter ego Roman Zolanski, who takes subliminal shots at other rappers. "I told you b*tches last year I'm a rap b*tch nightmare / That's why I call you Buzz Lightyear / Because the time you buzzin', b*tch, you gon' have white hair," she raps. "Anyway, I'm on that new sh*t / Every trend, I introduce it." (Rap-Up)

A day prior, Minaj promised to deliver the new record at a precise time.

"Roman releases his teaser tomorrow on itunes. Its entitled:Roman In Moscow. 1pmEST," Minaj tweeted Thursday (December 1). (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)

A few months ago, she teased fans about the Pink Friday follow-up LP.

Minaj ran through hits like "Did It On Em," "Moment 4 Life" and "Where Them Girls At" at the inaugural iHeartRadio fest, and although she didn't unveil any new music from her in-the-works sophomore album, the rapper reiterated that her alter ego, "Roman Zolanski," would have a key role on her next full-length. "All I can say is that Roman will definitely be a humongous part of the follow-up to 'Pink Friday,'" says Minaj in her trademark Roman accent. "All I can say is that I'm working on it, and the fans are gonna get their life and then some." (Billboard)

Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is slated to drop Valentine's Day.

Check out "Roman In Moscow" below:

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