“Starships were meant to fly, hands up and touch the sky / can’t stop ’cause we’re so high, let’s do this one more time,” Minaj sings on the chorus to “Starships”, a song that plays like the female equivalent of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”.
The track was produced by RedOne and serves as yet another preview of Nicki’s forthcoming sophomore LP Roman Reloaded (due out April 3).
We’ll say this: “Starships” is much more hummable than “Stupid Hoe”. And as far as mindless pop tunes about dancing and partying go, it’s one of the least offensive ones we’ve heard (barring the F-word dropped in the middle). Expect it to be her next big hit after the David Guetta collab “Turn Me On”.