How Nicki Minaj Has Become The Coolest, Unlikeliest Pop Superstar In The Game
MTV News - almost 5 years
Hey Barbz! I'm Sam Lansky, and this is my column, "Pop Think," devoted to exploring the best and brightest facets of the pop music universe. And at the moment, few stars are shining quite so bright as the Harajuku Barbie herself, Nicki Minaj. She's the current queen of not just hip-hop but pop, too.
Nicki Minaj has eked out a spot at the top of the musical A-list for infusing her hip-hop swagger with a strong pop sensibility, which has led to the release of her latest album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, an unrelenting hour-plus of wild, wacky, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink über-pop, loaded with scabrous rhymes, head-spinningly infectious melodies, and some surprisingly solid (if highly Auto-Tuned) vocals. Some critics have complained that Nicki is betraying her hip-hop roots, but to me, this new album feels like the natural evolution of the kookiest, most innovative chick currently making music.
We couldn't stop it if we wanted to: Nicki Minaj is a pop superstar now, and at the r
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