Nicki Minaj Gets Introspective On ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Leak

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Nicki Minaj was pulling major double duty last night. When she wasn’t gracing the Super Bowl halftime stage with Madonna and M.I.A., she was channeling Marilyn Monroe on a newly-leaked track bearing the famous siren’s name. The introspective song “Marilyn Monroe” finds the usually confident and brash Nicki singing about her personal hardships. “Just call me blessed / If you can’t handle my worst / You ain’t getting my best / Is this how Marilyn Monroe felt?” she asks on the chorus. The Young Money even opens up about her insecurities. “Take me or leave me/I’ll never be perfect/Believe me/I’m worth it.”

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Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the all-singing number. “Lonely single girls are gonna start quoting this Nicki Minaj “MarilynMonroe” song more than they do Drake lyrics” snickered one male fan while another gushed, “Love @nickiminaj song Marilyn Monroe! She’s really growing as a artist!!!”

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No word on whether “Marilyn Monroe” will appear on Minaj’s upcoming sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. After premiering the video for her latest single “Stupid Hoe” last month, Minaj announced that the album would be delayed again until April. She shared on Twitter: “New Album Date: April 3rd. Pink Friday: ROMAN RELOADED. But have no fear. Tons of surprises before then ;). Love Always, HB.”