Nicki Minaj is a hard one to pin down. One minute she’s spitting rhymes that would your nan blush and the next she’s churning out sugary pop bangers like ‘Starships’. Well now she’s thrown another curveball into the mix with the premiere of her new single ‘Pills & Potions’ and it’s… a ballad?! Yep, Nicki has gone all sensitive on us and you know what? It suits her rather well.
The piano led, Dr. Luke produced track doesn’t have many pop bells and whistles but it does showcase Nicki’s surprisingly good singing voice, sans auto tune, and the “I still love, I still love, I still love…” hook will definitely get stuck in your head after a few listens. Overall it’s mature departure for the candy-coloured rapper and a good sign for what’s to come on next album. Well done, Nicki!