Nicki Minaj, ‘Starships’ – Song Review
Nicki Minaj unveiled her new intergalactic song ‘Starships’ today on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.
Minaj opens with a rap verse about drinking Bud Light at the beach, then sings the chorus, “Starships were meant to fly / Hands up and touch the sky / Can’t stop cause were so high / Let’s do this one more time / Starships were meant to fly / Hands up and touch the sky / Let’s do this one last time / Can’t stop — we’re higher than a motherf—er.”
It’s way too easy to imagine the “woah-oh-oh-oh-oh” chant from Britney Spears’ ‘Till the World Ends’ playing in the background during Minaj’s chorus, because the synths on ‘Starships’ play out those exact notes.
Though it’s a hummable track, ‘Starships’ doesn’t live up to the promise of her controversial Grammy performance. It’s a safe tune that sounds like just about every other dance-pop song on the radio these days — which means it’s probably going to be a huge hit.
Let’s hope the rest of ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ turns out to be a bit more edgy and innovative.
Listen to Nicki Minaj, ‘Starships’