Nicki Minaj Spreads the Love in New Ballad 'Pills N Potion'

Rapper says the single is good indicator of where her next record, 'The Pink Print,' is headed

Nicki Minaj performs in Anaheim, California.
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May 21, 2014 9:10 AM ET

Nicki Minaj's latest single, "Pills N Potion" – a track that will appear on her forthcoming LP The Pink Print – comes off as the diametric opposite to her previous single, "Lookin Ass N---a." Where the latter was an invective directed at gawkers checking her out and the video found her literally gunning down one offender, the piano rap ballad "Pills N Potion" finds her sublimely (and maturely) rising above her detractors, even singing that she still loves them. More surprising: "[People] swearin' on the Bible that they love you but they're no different from all your rivals/ but I don't wish death on 'em, I just reflect on 'em."

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“It feels very uplifting and it feels very soulful,” she said of the song to Rap-Up TV. “It’s a great indicator of what The Pink Print will feel like in terms of the storyline of that song.” But beyond the album's storyline, the track is a larger part of what Minaj hopes to accomplish with the record, which does not yet have a release date. Speaking in the third person, she said, “The Pink Print will remind people why they fell in love with Nicki Minaj, and I think that needs to be done.”

In other Minaj news, the rapper has asked a judge to dismiss her former wig designer's $30 million claim that she had stolen his designs and licensed them without credit. Her lawyers say the designer, Terrence Davidson, failed to state a valid claim, The Associated Press reports. Minaj's claim said that Davidson "is upset because he lost his most famous client" and wants part of a business relationship Minaj and her company developed without him in hopes of getting money he did not earn.

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