Nicki Minaj said she hadn’t planned on attending the VMAs until her good friend– Alicia Keys–asked her to join her on stage. Nicki rapped her verse to Keys’ new single “Girl On Fire.” US Olympic gold winner Gabrielle Douglas wowed the crowd with a cameo of cartwheels and flips. A 16-year-old US Olympics gold winner on stage with Nicki Minaj and A. Keys has to be one of the best moments of the night. Before Nicki hit the stage she told E! she was re-releasing Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in November calling it The Re-Up. “I’m putting lots of new songs on there and I’m actually going to drop my new single next week,” she told E! on the red carpet.
We’ve seen this before. Re-releasing an album usually happens when the artist or label isn’t satisfied with sales. Despite going platinum, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded received mixed reviews. Critics claimed it wasn’t a great follow-up to her successful debut. Whether or not her music was real hip-hop vs. pop was also called into question. If The Re-Up consists of more “Champion” and less “Starships” she may be onto something. More of the latter, however, may result in the skip button being pressed. Repeatedly.
Nicki Minaj Re-Releasing Roman Reloaded [Rap Radar]
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