Nicki Minaj gets personal on her opening track.
Nicki says “The Pinkprint,” available for pre-order on iTunes now, is her most personal album to date – with songs like “All Things Go” it’s understandable.
In the song, Nicki raps about her fallen engagement, losing her little cousin, her abortion and the downside of fame.
The beat is smooth, background toned down – Nicki wants you to hear what she has to say without the distraction of production.
“I feel one minute yea we got it then it’s gone. Why we keep waiting for a minute to live for. So can’t nobody tell me that I’m wrong.”
The pre-order also revealed a second song with label-mates Drake and Lil Wayne called “Truffle Butter” (the first being “Only”).
“My family, loss, death, guilt,” Nicki says of what she talks about on the new album. “I’ve struggled with a lot of guilt.”
The guilt stems from placing her career before her personal life. “When you’re working and you’re busy and you’re successful, no matter what, something suffers, whether it’s your relationship with your mother, your relationship with your whole family, not being able to go to your brother’s graduation…”
Listen to “All Things Go” here: