Nicki Minaj’s singles from her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded have been a smattering of examples of her eccentric personality—high-pitched shit talk on “Stupid Hoe” and glittery pop on “Starships.” There’s no singing on “Roman Reloaded,” just Lil Wayne and Nicki trading verses. This one must have been recorded recently, because Minaj addresses her Grammys performance. Is she going back to her roots? It’s been a minute since she’s made a sports reference in one of her rhymes and, here, she uses the bottom man of the Miami Heat’s big three as an icon for being a cry baby, rapping all you hoes crying/ Christopher Bosh.
In related Cash Money news, Birdman has signed Florida rap/rock outfit, Limp Bizkit. The band holds the record for the fastest selling rock album in history—for their 2000 LP Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water—but they had a disappointing 2011, releasing an album, Gold Cobra, which never charted on the Billboard top 200. In the past 15 months, Birdman’s arsenal of hit-makers released a bevy of platinum selling albums, including Drake’s Take Care, Wayne’s Tha Carter IV and Nicki’s Pink Friday. Will Cash Money help reignite the Limp Bizkit flame?