Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne

“Roman Reloaded”

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March 23, 2012

The rapper Nicki Minaj: Remember her? Lately, Minaj has been making generic pop-diva moves, cutting a swath across red carpets and releasing bland club music (see "Starships"). "Roman Reloaded" is a welcome reversion: This is Minaj in her furiously witty Roman Zolanski alter-ego mode, slinging insults over an appealingly hard, spare Rico Beats track. Lil Wayne drops by to add some filthy rhymes, but the brightest punch lines belong to Minaj: "I guess I went commercial/Just shot a commercial/When I flew to the set, though/I ain't fly commercial."

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Photos: Nicki Minaj's Wildest Looks

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