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Nicki Minaj Finds ‘Freedom’ With New Single

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(Photo Credit: Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj has released another song from her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-Up. The Young Money queen and American Idol judge dropped a link to “Freedom” on Twitter Sunday (November 5).

On the chest-beating track, Nicki details her rise from mixtape underdog to platinum superstar while coping with the pressures of fame. Nicki comes off as a bit perturbed over what she sees as a lack of respect from some of her critics and fellow artists.

“They’ll never thank me for opening doors / But they ain’t even thank Jesus when he died on the cross,” Nicki rhymes on the triumphant number, “’Cause your spirit is ungrateful, b****es is so hateful/ I remain a staple / My career’s been a pink print/ When I retire tell ‘em think pink/ Pink Friday is the imprint / And these b****es basic, instinct.”

Listen to the track here.

Nicki is set to drop Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-Up on November 19. The first official single from the re-release was the Cassie featured dance track “The Boys.” Check it out here.

Next up for Nicki Minaj? The controversial rapper will make her Jan. 16 debut on American Idol alongside rival and pop legend Mariah Carey and country superstar Keith Urban.—Keith Murphy, CBS Local

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