Nicki Minaj’s New Single “Starships”: Listen

Robbie Daw | February 14, 2012 8:34 am

Are you still unable to exorcise the frightening image of Nicki Minaj’s disturbing Grammy Awards performance of “Roman Holiday” from your mind? The perfect cure might just be her new offering, “Starships”, which is just as poppy and upbeat as Minaj’s 2011 summer smash “Super Bass” (if not more). Hear it below! “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”.

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