Nicki Minaj reloads
Can a gifted female rapper be just as successful as a mainstream pop star?
“Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” Nicki Minaj’s new album released on April 3, poses a question that pop music has rarely had to address: Can a gifted female rapper be just as successful as a mainstream pop star? Minaj has the skills to be both, but you wouldn’t know that from her latest release. “Roman Reloaded” suggests Minaj is dogged by what happens to be her greatest asset: her versatility.