New Song: Nicki Minaj, 'Roman In Moscow'

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You know fans of Nicki Minaj's mixtapes are doing a slow clap right now after hearing the Harajuku Barbie's latest, "Roman In Moscow," the first single off of her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (due out Feb. 2012). Nicki resurrects her alter ego Roman Zolanski, who we last heard on the Eminem-assisted "Roman's Revenge," as she goes H.A.M. over hard beats with her crazyfast flow.

Nicki summons the maniacal Roman (and about 1 million curse words) as she reminds us again why she's (he's?) one of the hottest MCs in the game right now: "I'm big bully, no bike gear/I told you bitches last year/I'm a rap bitch nightmare/That's why I call you Buzz Lightyear/'Cause by the time you start buzzin'/Bitch, you gon' have white hair."

Minaj explained her inspiration for "Roman In Moscow" to MTV News: "Well, [Roman] was there [in Moscow] secretly because [British 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." Yeah, we don't really have a clue about what goes on in that brain of hers either, but this track reminds us a lot of "Beam Me Up Scotty"-era Nicki, so it'll be on repeat around here for while. Sorry we're not sorry, neighbors.

+ Listen to Nicki Minaj, "Roman In Moscow."

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