News: Birdman On Nicki Minaj's 'Roman Reloaded' LP, "Hands Down She Bad As A Motherf*cker"
Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 9:10AM
With Young Money star Nicki Minaj having recently pushed back her highly-anticipated Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded sophomore album, Cash Money boss Birdman has reflected on her growth as an artist.
Crediting the album as a signifier for her maturity on the microphone, Birdman wasted no time dishing out accolades.
"I just came from listening to her album. She's grown so much as an artist. She's so talented that this s*it is scary," he said in an interview. "Like, wow she really is the female [Lil Wayne] Weezy. Hands down she bad as a motherf*cker. Her talents, skills, and what she done with her music and the way she is in front of a camera. She's just so talented to be so young. It's a brand new style. I'm just so glad she's on our team." (Complex)
After initially planning for a Valentine's Day release, Minaj recently decided to push the LP back a couple months.
"New Album Date: April 3rd. Pink Friday: ROMAN RELOADED. But have no fear. Tons of surprises before then ;). Love Always, HB," she tweeted January 20th.
"Lmaoooooooooooooooooo. I'm crying" (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
While fans must wait a bit longer for the sophomore release, Nicki did drop her "Stupid H*e" music video last week.
Nicki Minaj teams up with famed director Hype Williams in the colorful video for "Stupid Hoe," a single from her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, now due April 3. The animated Barbie rocks a closetful of wild and wacky looks in the explicit clip, which premiered online. "Can't premiere on a network b/c its important that my art is not tampered with, or compromised prior to you viewing it for the 1st time," explained Nicki. Unleash the beast. (Rap-Up)
Following the song's December release, speculation grew on who Minaj is actually targeting.
Two weeks after dropping "Roman in Moscow," the first single off "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" (Feb. 14), Nicki Minaj's alter ego Roman Zolanski returns to fires shots on her newest song, " Stupid Hoe." "B*tch talkin' she the queen when she looking like lab rat," Minaj raps in the beginning of "Stupid Hoe." Is Minaj talking about Lil Kim, also known as the Queen Bee? The shots carry throughout the song, as Minaj transitions from rhyming to singing and back again, "Stupid h*e is my enemy/ Stupid h*e is so wack/ Stupid h*e should have be-friended/ Then she could have probably came back." Sonically, the new track sounds quite similar to "I Get Crazy," a cut off Minaj's last mixtape, "Beam Me Up Scotty." (The Juice)
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is now slated to drop Tuesday, April 3rd.
Check out the "Stupid H*e" music video below: