Nicki was all over the place on SNL — her musical performances ranged three songs (“Bed of Lies” with Skylar Grey and a blend of “Over” and “All Things Go”), she played Beyonce in a skit, appeared on the Weekend Update as Kim Kardashian, appeared in another skit… aaaand showed a lot of skin in the process. Was she the host, or James Franco?
Whatever the case, it was surely entertaining and if you missed it tonight, peruse the videos below.
All things a go for Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album, The Pinkprint. Pun intended as Nicki drops “All Things Go” off the album with pre-orders going live on iTunes tonite. The album drops December 15th, so we’ll likely get the full product soon.
As for the song itself, it’s one of Nicki’s more personal records of substance of the previews thus far. I appreciate this one as Nicki raps and then sings her own hook. I think the casual Nicki fan will likewise appreciate, especially with the dark tone of the production that’s become a staple from Boi-1da & Vinylz. The beat is more than solid, it’s superb.
Listen below (UPDATE: Explicit/CDQ):
One more note from the iTunes release: a bonus track called “Truffle Butter” features Drake & Lil Wayne and will appear as an iTunes exclusive. What to expect from a track called “Truffle Butter”…
ICYMI: Nicki Minaj ‘The Pinkprint’ (Tracklist) + GQ Photo
Nicki Minaj, first appearing above for GQ’s 2014 Hottest Women in Culture List, will also be dropping The Pinkprint come December 9th. This morning, she revealed the tracklist with A-list pop stars like Beyonce and Ariana Grande along with the likes of Jeremih and Meek Mill. This adds to featured guests like Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown and Skylar Grey for what will easily be an album that the casual listener will be curious to hear.
Here’s a twerking Vine preview of the last track “Win Again”. Yup, this is 2014.
After their live premiere at the EMAs circa last week, Nicki Minaj releases her new single with Skylar Grey for those in on a Saturday night. Divulge below. (Another great Skylar hook, btw.)
The Pink Print drops December 15th. Looks like DONDA was behind this single cover, too, as it matches the aesthetic on the deluxe art (UPDATE: It was via Joe Perez.)