Nicki Minaj, the queen of new pop, has shed her bubble gum exterior and put Roman on timeout with new track, "Champion." With those distinctions aside, don't expect her "I Get Crazy" hyperactivity here, either. Along with Young Money brother-cum-fake husband Drake, Nas and Young Jeezy, Nicki gives a straightforward performance, her delivery calm and collected, but still full of ferocity. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded drops April 3rd.
Download: Nicki Minaj f. Nas, Drake and Young Jeezy, "Champion" (via Stereogum)