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Nicki Minaj recently stripped back to basics, debuting a stunning make-under at the MTV Movie Awards. But it's not just her appearance that's taken a turn for the more subtle; the self-professed Barb has also returned to her roots with her musical style, something her long-term fans are sure to thank her for.
In the recently released track, which includes a feature from Soulja Boy, Nicki alludes to the recent Donald Sterling controversy, while addressing herself as Queen Bee: 'I am the queen bee ’cause I’m a machine,' she raps. Yess! We're super happy to welcome the ballsy, witty Minaj back. While we can't fault her for her mass sales with the more poppy of tracks, this is the Nicki we know and love.
'I went so far to the other side that there's only one place to go from there,' Minaj told MTV. 'You can either continue doing costumes or you can just say, 'Hey guess what? This will shock them even more. Doing nothing will shock them even more.'
'The tracks on [my next album] are back to my hip-hop roots. And I don't think it's something that I'm necessarily trying to do. As soon as I started working on my new album, that's just the songs that I've been writing,' she said.
The first single from Minaj's forthcoming album, "The Pink Print" will be unveiled in about two weeks she reveals on 'Yasss Bish'. Check it out above.