Nicki Minaj sings about timeless love in the new “Young Forever”, a candy-coated ballad of unknown origins. Reportedly produced by Dr. Luke, the song is of course rumored to be from her upcoming Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded release, and it complicates what is already expected to be a busy day for the Grammy-nominated Harajuku Barbie (since she’s expected to perform a different new song, “Roman Holiday”, on the telecast). Listen below.
“Frozen in time / Always be mine / Baby boy, you’ll be young forever,” Nicki sings in her latest (rap-free) pop blockbuster. She sounds just a little wistful, just like she did in the “Marilyn Monroe” track (also of unknown provenance) that surfaced a week ago. That might’ve made this one ideal for Valentine’s Day (the album’s original release date). Make sure to listen through the bridge — Nicki shows just a little extra vocal power.