On the brand-new, hard-hitting single, Minaj's foul-mouthed alter ego Roman Zolanski spits out insults in his rapid-fire flow. It seems safe to say that Roman is fully recharged, and perhaps even taking shots at Nicki's rival Lil' Kim. "I told you, bitch, last year / I'm a rap-bitch nightmare / That's why I call you Buzz Lightyear," Roman says. " 'Cause by the time you start buzzin', bitch, you gonna have white hair!"
MTV News caught up with Minaj at the Billboard Women in Music event on Friday afternoon and she talked to us about the track.
" 'Roman in Moscow is like a teaser to Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which will drop on Valentine's Day," Minaj said. "When I say it's a teaser, it's like a trailer to the movie, it's like setting the stage and I just wanted to touch the surface. It's the wackest thing on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."
On the song, Roman is fired up and wreaking havoc all over Moscow. "Well, he was there [in Moscow] secretly because [alter ego] Martha wanted him to go there, so they put him in this thing with monks and nuns; they were trying to rehabilitate him," Minaj explained. "But I can't tell exactly what happened, you'll just see it in the video format, but let's just say he got out of there." Minaj added that the video for "Roman in Moscow" "will be shot real soon."
The MC is also celebrating her four 2012 Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist.
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