Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which to be clear, is not a re-release of her debut album Pink Friday, but rather a brand spankin’ new album full of new material, had been pushed back by two months.
Originally slated to drop on Valentines Day (how romantic btw? Happy V-Day babe, here’s some rap music) Nicki’s second album will now release on April 3, 2012.
However, even though we have to wait for her new album, fans were treated to a new music video for her new single “Stupid Hoe” which is a not so subtle attack on Nicki Mina’s arch nemesis Lil' Kim.
However, the video doesn’t just throw shade on Lil Kim. In what might have been intended as good-natured “homage,” Nicki inadvertently blast Shakira by locking herself up in a cage, dressed as a cheetah which was lampooning Shakira’s video for “She Wolf.” In Nicki’s defense, “She Wolf” is such a ridiculous video. Wolf howls? Cage dancing? What is this, the stripper zoo?
Nicki also takes aim at Lady Gaga. At the end of the video Nicki is seen with animatedly large eyeballs, not dissimilar from when Lady Gaga debuted big alien eyes in her video for “Bad Romance.”
The rest of the video unravels like a typical zany Nicki Minaj video aka profile shots of her butt, crazy wigs, and also an appearance from her hype man, Sarafee Samuels.