Nicki Minaj spent 2011 becoming one of the biggest stars in the world, singing hooks and wearing fancy Oscar De La Renta ballgowns like no one’s business, but it looks like she’s about to spend 2012 spitting in people’s faces again. She’s got an album coming out early in the year, and the only songs we’ve heard so far, first “Roman in Moscow,” now “Stupid Hoe,” are both vessels for her tough-ass, gay boy alter ego Roman. Maybe she let him out of his cage and can’t get him back in. Whatever the reason for her growl, there’s not a sugary chorus in sight, and that easy, cheap drum machine beat reminds us of her mixtapes in the best way.
Download: Nicki Minaj, “Stupid Hoe”