How ironic is it that Nicki Minaj's smash song has been at the center of a controversy, when a Hot 97 DJ dismissed it as sugary pop fluff and not real hip-hop?

Genre classifications aside, who cares if the song is the musical equivalent of cotton candy -- and yes, it'd be pink cotton candy, since that's Miss Minaj's fave color! She has delivered one of the most addictive songs of 2012.

Touring with Britney Spears and working with David Guetta has worn off on Minaj, who sings and raps amid European dance beats. 'Starships' were meant to fly and bodies were meant to dance, thanks to the songs ebulliance and silly lyrics. "Let's do this one more time!"

 

Watch the Nicki Minaj 'Starships' Video