Nicki Minaj & Cassie’s “The Boys”: Listen To The ‘Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up’ Single

The members of the male sex Nicki Minaj sing-raps about in new tune “The Boys” don’t exactly come across as being the most desirable. “Your lipstick stains smell like a cheap hotel, diamond watches and a gold chain can’t make my frown turn around,” she laments on this, the first single from the upcoming Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded — The Re-Up. (Catch all the words over at

The arrival of the tune leaves one mystery solved, as it Cassie emerged as the (very lucky) surprise guest Minaj enlisted for “The Boys.” It’s been a minute (actually, make that six years) since that particular electro-R&B diva had a solid hit. Still, that could all change thanks to this feature. Listen to the pair gripe about their gents over a rat-a-tat beat below.

Nicki Minaj featuring Cassie — “The Boys”

Overall, “The Boys” probably won’t shake out as being the most memorable entry into Nicki’s canon of jams. For starters, the beat is a tad dated, and Minaj’s Auto Tune use is running more rampant than usual here. That said, we dig the way Cassie’s soft vocals glide in atop a shimmery acoustic guitar.

What do you say, Barbz — will “The Boys” reach the soaring heights of “Starships,” or is this a total miss for Ms. Minaj? Let us know below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter.