By Hillary Crosely, with additional reporting by Sway Calloway
Nicki Minaj is across the pond in London, performing and debuting a new look: The pink gumby. Do you remember the ’80’s hair cut where men’s hair would be shaped into something generally taught in your geometry class? Bobby Brown was a gumby enthusiast. But he never ventured into bright colors.
It was recently announced that Miss Minaj will hit the storied stage of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on January 29. Earlier this week we asked RapFix readers what song they’d like to see the Queens native perform and the results of our poll show that 42.8% of you would like to see Nicki do “Roman’s Revenge.” Is that perhaps because Lil Wayne took a stab at the driving beat that also features Eminem’s famous alter-ego Slim Shady?
When we asked fans whether Lil Wayne or Eminem delivered the best “Roman’s Revenge” verse, the response was mixed.
“I have to say I think Eminem absolutely smashed this song from start to finish, Busta Rhymes did hot on his remix too,” wrote Daniel.
“Wayne’s verse was way more entertaining,” commenter Superman added. “Em just sounds like he’s rambling and screaming … which is his new Recovery style, smh.”
When Nicki spoke debuted the news of “Roman’s Revenge,” her first collaboration with Eminem, she admitted that she appreciated the Detroit MC’s kindness.
“We went out on a whim and put it in the air like, ’It’d be great if he would collaborate with us,’ ” she said. “I remember I kept talking about it, and I thought, ’It can’t hurt.’ I sent him one record, and he didn’t love it. He didn’t say, ’I don’t love it’; he just said, ’Can you send me something that’s a little more me?’ I sent him an e-mail and thanked him for that, just having enough respect. Sometimes people don’t respond. He had the respect, at least, to treat me like a peer.”
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