Don’t call Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ album a Pop record because she will get very upset. For instance, when Lia Nichols of the The Sun gave the rapper a compliment for the succes of LP in the UK but referred to it as Pop, Minaj erupted into an unexpected rant.
Minaj averred that the majority of ‘Roman Reloaded’ is Hip-Hop and that only five of the included songs are Pop songs. As such, she attributed any comments stating that her LP is anything but a Hip-Hop album to ignorance.
Read what Minaj had to say in The Sun below:
“You know what it is, I get tired of people making statements that go to the world and they will read what you write and what you’re saying isn’t true.
The album is a versatile album with five dance tracks on it. The album has 19 songs and the majority of it is hip-hop. How can you give people a true account if you haven’t listened to it in its entirety?
I want you to realise how annoying it is when people come to me having not heard my album in its entirety because, if you had, then you wouldn’t have said that.
My new album has five dance tracks on it produced by RedOne, who I’m absolutely in love with. Prior to that, it has a very mix tape feel that people need to know about. With people like yourself printing things about the album, it’s really, really misleading to the average person.”Read more on The Sun.
What Minaj fails to understand is that most people consider ‘Roman Reloaded’ to be a Pop album because it was marketed in that manner. Honestly, the main single off the album, ‘Starships’, could have easily been recorded by Ke$ha as the new opening theme to the ‘Jersey Shore’.
Moreover, how could anybody regard ‘Roman Reloaded’ as a Hip-Hop album when she sings most of the songs and several of them feature Dance productions? ‘Beautiful Sinner’, ‘Fire Burns’, ‘Marylyn Monroe’, ‘Whip It’, ‘Pound the Alarm’, ‘Starships’, ‘Automatic’ and ‘Gun Shot’ - eight of the songs on the standard edition of ‘Roman Reloaded’ – scream “Top 40/Mainstream radio single” without any traces of Hip-Hop.
If Minaj didn’t want people to label ‘Roman Reloaded’ as Pop then she should have made the album a double disc. She should consider that the next time she is prancing around the studio with Scaff Beezy while imitating Katy Perry.