"Pink Get’s ‘Em Every Time"
For all her tough-girl posturing and business sense (even if her MBA appears have to been with a concentration in haters and Sun Trust withdrawals), I really love that it’s pretty clear that Nicki Minaj’s debut album, Pink Friday, is going to be sort adorably romantic. First, there was the community-theater kabuki of “Your Love.” Now we’ve got the leak for “Right Through Me”:
It’s got all the spiky little defensive touches lyrically, but it’s a song about being truly seen, hardly a unique or tough sensibility. Fortunately, it appears she’ll at least continue to do things like repurpose the 80′s and out-perform Will.i.am, so I can forgive her for being a hip-hop Elle Woods in album material as well as in presentation: