Young Money star Nicki Minaj has kept her word on dropping new music from her forthcoming Pink Friday: Roman’s Reloaded solo album by releasing the single, “Roman in Moscow,” today.
On the track, Minaj transforms into her alternate rap persona “Roman Zolanski” and flows off production from SAROM and Street Runner.
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)
Thursday evening, Minaj promised to deliver the new record Friday afternoon.
“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 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)
In August, the self-proclaimed Barbie said she had no plans to seek out guest features on the second LP.
Nicki Minaj plans to head back to the studio this fall to begin work on her sophomore LP, the follow-up to 2010’s Pink Friday. The over-the-top rapper is keeping most of the album details close to the vest, but does say that one of her personas will play a big part on the LP. “I don’t know, I don’t think I’m hitting up anybody for features for this sophomore album,” she told us backstage at the Femme Fatale Tour. She added that the vibe will be decided by the one and only “Roman … possibly. But I never give away all my secrets.” (MTV)
Check out “Roman in Moscow” down below: