By Kathy Iandoli
With songs like “Your Love,” “Check It Out,” “Right Thru Me” and “Roman’s Revenge” released on schedule, Nicki’s camp has done quite a good job at keeping Pink Friday remaining tracks under wraps. So when 30-second snippets of the LP’s tracklisting leaked on Wednesday (November 10), the response was voracious.
“Hearing the snippets @NickiMinaj’s Pink Friday just made my day/week/month,” tweeted one fan @kaykay_ox.
“Cannot f—ing wait til Pink Friday comes out! These snippets are f—ing unreal! There’s not one I don’t like,” added @MissKelliBaby.
Despite the fact that Nicki’s leaks are only teasers, the bits pull back the curtain on how the LP will sound. Boasting a combination of punchy bars over pop-driven production, coupled with spurts of singing and overall weirdness, it appears that Pink Friday sounds just like some Barbie fans hoped it would.
“I have @NickiMinaj’s Pink Friday album snippets on my iPod to tide me over til [November] 22,” wrote @TravMatthews.
“See you told me I would lose, but I won / I might cop a million Jimmy Choos just for fun / ‘Cause bitches couldn’t take what was in me, Australia, Sydney / Might run up in Disney, out in LA with Lindsay” rhymes Minaj on the album’s opening track, “I’m the Best.” Some would argue that MTV News’ #6 Hottest MC in the Game grabbed the female MC crown long before her album leaked, but according to the excerpts, Nicki sounds like she’s fully embracing the title.
Still, not everyone enjoyed what they’ve heard so far.
“Ok can we discuss Pink Friday? No fear Lil Kim … Nicki’s old sh– kills Nicki’s own new sh– … wth?” wrote @Juana4ev, referencing Lil Kim’s thinly veiled shots at the Queens native recently, in which Kim threatened to squash Barbie’s career with her catalog.
“I’m not loving the snippets off of Pink Friday!” added @NYmaterialgirl.
Elsewhere, others have already chosen their favorite songs.
“Just heard the snippets of Pink Friday and all I can say is classic!! I’ma love the whole CD but the ones I’m feelin are ’Fly’ and ’Moment 4 Life,’ ” said @westindiankidd.
Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but it’s clear that the anticipation for Pink Friday is approaching a fever pitch. For the first time in a long time, a forthcoming LP from a female rapper is causing as much excitement as a “Harry Potter” trailer. Hopefully, the full tracks will not only satiate Nicki’s fans, but be a credit to the road paved by legends like Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa and MC Lyte.
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