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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

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Nicki Minaj performs in Anaheim, California.

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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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