April 7, 2012


Nicki Minaj's 10 Most Awesomely Narcissistic Lyrics From "Roman Reloaded"

Jeff Fusco
Jeff Fusco

Nicki Minaj might want to avoid large bodies of water, lest she catch her own reflection. The lady’s got confidence: Minaj has started beef with everyone from Cher to Lil Kim, speaks in the third person and claims that she never tires of reading tweets about herself. This is precisely why we love her; she has an ego big enough to empower a school bus full of 13-year-old girls and that’s exactly what she does.

I've compiled the most narcissistic lyrics from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Be sure to listen before interviews, exams, proposals, mid-year reviews, standing up to bullies, etc. – Nicole Goodkind

"Come on a Cone"

This song is basically "Did It On ‘Em" Part 2. It has a deceptively simple beat and a ton of signature Minaj boasts (instead of “pulling out her d**k and pissing on ‘em” she’s going to put “a d**k in your face.”) This is what Minaj does best. While it may never be released as a single, it will certainly be blasted at parties nationwide.

1. "Never mind my money/Never mind my stat/Every b**ch wanna be me/You can find them in sacks"

2. "I'm really sittin with Anna/Front row at Oscar De La Renta posture/Ain't a b**ch that could do it, not even my imposter/Put these b**ches on lockout, where the f**k is your roster"

"I am Your Leader"

"I am Your Leader" is an angry song. Minaj has something to prove and does it with guest verses from Rick Ross and Cam’ron. The track features lots of fast and edgy vocals, which work to emphasis her wonderfully supercilious lyrics (like the ones below).

3. "I'm center course to these hoes without a reindeer/Saint Nick/Hey Rick, I just got a toy, cost 850/Now I'm in the hood, n**gas is getting woodies/Hit the Hot Topic/Nicki Minaj hoodie"

4. "I'm a brand, b**ch/I'm a brand/Go to Harlem, and get Cam"

"HOV Lane"

This fast-paced supposed homage to Jay-Z is really Nicki writing a song to honor herself, which is kind of terrible but ultimately awesome. Musically, the song is one of her catchiest and could see success as a single (we can’t wait to see her dress up as Jay in the video). The chorus stays with you all day—whether you want it to or not—and it’s nearly impossible not to bounce along to the beat.

5. "Every shoot is hot, when I'm out, I'm spotted/They gonna frame the receipt if I sign the dotted"

6. "I traveled more than you walkin’ with a basketball/I’m out in Spain runnin’ games with the El Matador"

"Whip It"

Whip It is a four-on-the-floor dance-pop anthem making full use of Minaj’s accented vocals. The song steps away from the typical, hip hop-infused tracks that one comes to expect from a Minaj record. Instead, it dives straight into the deep end of the pop pool with an excess of Auto-Tuning and side-chaining. While the music could have been written for Britney Spears or Ke$ha, there’s no mistaking that the lyrics are all Nicki’s doing.

7. "I'm like 5'2", my SAT scores was high too/But I don't mean to brag/I Louis vuitton bag 'em"

"Stupid Hoe"

Minaj's first single from Roman Reloaded let down many fans because of its incessant repetitiveness. There’s no denying that the song can be a bit exasperating, but there’s also no denying that when it comes to culturally relevant clever slams, Nicki always delivers.

8. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer/C’mon b**ch, you see where Brad at"

9. "Ice my wrist’s and I piss on b**ches/You can suck my diz-nik, if you take this ji**-ez/You don’t like them disses, give my a$$ some kisses"

10. "I am the female Weezy!"

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