Nicki Minaj spent the past year more or less conquering the world (a rise punctuated by a Super Bowl performance with Madonna
today). But on the bittersweet new “Marilyn Monroe” (actual recording date as yet unknown), Nicki confides that she’s still battling insecurity and self-doubt. Is this her secret audition to take Katy Perry’s place on Broadway
? (Or not.) Go blonde with Nicki below.
“Just call me blessed / If you can’t handle my worst / You ain’t getting my best / Is this how Marilyn Monroe felt?” she asks.
There’s speculation this track — in which Nicki stretches her vocals over a shimmery piano line — is from the recently delayed Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, but there’s no conclusive evidence one way or the other just yet. In any case, it’s an unusually confessional look from Nicki, and we’re curious to see how much of herself she reveals in her new music.
Is Nicki the new Marilyn Monroe (and would Madonna have anything to say about that)? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments.