Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj released her brand, spanking new album based on her fictional alter ego, Roman. The album has evolved into a very successful album – as it has debuted no1 on the Billboard chart. But the quality lacks. Seriously. I have never been so angry in my life. I was surprised, confused and vex when I actually listened to this album. On paper, the album sounds like it could be amazing- Nicki stated that she didn’t want this album to be based around sex or violence; which is fair enough. But, I’m going to be honest. Sex and violence is what made Nicki, Roman and Martha famous in the first place. It’s like taking the Yankee hat away from Jay Z- whats the point?

The album almost has two sides. There is a hiphop attempt (“Roman Holiday”, “Come on a cone”, “I Am Your Leader”, “Beez in the Trap”, “HOV Lane”, “Roman Reloaded” and “Champion”) and a pop, all star attempt (the other 11 tracks). Oh, I forgot, there was this one track where she tried to merge her Trinidadian roots with pop, creating “Gunshot” – Yeah, having Beenie Man on a uptempo song really doesn’t work.

It is my job, as a truthful blogger, to admit when something is wrong, and this album was all wrong. The only two tracks I appreciated was “Beez In The Trap” and “Champion” other than that, it was a colouful, artistic mess. Comparing it to her previous album, ‘Pink Friday’- ‘Roman Reloaded’ has no chance. C’mon, all you barbs out there must admit that the previous album contained a lot more tunes. “Did It On Em”, “Superbase”, “Roman’s revenge”, “Right Thru Me”…  come on!

I was really disappointed with this album, AND the videos that followed it. The “Beez In The Trap” video was weird and confusing and the “Stupid Hoe” video- don’t even get me started. INFACT the whole “Stupid Hoe” song was wrong. Unlawfully wrong. Shamefully wrong. I just – urgh!

A true fan can admit when someone has fallen off. And Nicki Minaj, has indeed fallen off. Music wise.

Here’s the best song from the album, Champion:

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