Nicki Minaj, that purveyor of sequel culture, is back with another sequel. Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up is a reissue of Minaj’s 2012 album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (which took its name from Minaj’s 2012 album Pink Friday), and the rapper has released the first single from the new-ish compilation.
Minaj recently made a splash on Twitter when she rapped what some felt was a pro-Mitt Romney verse on Lil Wayne’s new song. That was debunked as sarcasm, but the lyric did draw a comment from President Barack Obama. (“She likes to play different characters,” Obama said of Minaj.)
There’s nothing as controversial on “The Boys,” but Minaj did spend Thursday afternoon retweeting praise for the single. Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Upis out in November. Minaj has said the album will contain between five and eight new songs.