Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up
Label: Nicki Minaj/Cash Money
The new tracks on this expanded version of Roman Reloaded offer more characters: the freak-a-zoid on "I Endorse These Strippers" and the megastar clocking 700K a show on "Freedom." It emphasizes the smack-talking "Beez in the Trap" side of Nicki instead of the cheery "Starships" Nicki. How to reconcile the two? "The Boys," with its cameo by Cassie and a girly chorus about crying "on top of the world," is a decent start. But mostly, Nicki doesn't try to reconcile the two sides. She's in beast mode here: "punchline queen/ No boxer, though." She says "suck my d*ck" a lot, too.