By Ade Mangum (@hollywoodade)
The Empire State Building should be lit up in pink lights tonight because “Champion“– the latest track to leak from Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album–is what everyone is raving about in the Twittersphere. Nicki reminds us why she earned the #4 position as the “Hottest MC in the Game” this year. After hearing very playful verses on previously leaked tracks, Nicki shows that she can still hold her own lyrically, on a track with hip-hop’s elite. The track features labelmate Drake, Trap Star Young Jeezy, and hip-hop vet Nas.
It’s not easy to land a verse from the Queensbridge MC. MTV News caught up with Nasty recently and he spoke on recording with Nicki. “If I feel it I can get on it,” he said. “I heard the track. I felt it. I loved it.” Apparently, he loved it so much that he opened up about the early stages in the hip-hop game and what makes him a champion, rapping, “I inspire/your desire to be different.”
With the release of this track Nicki Minaj has finally provided a little bit of something for all of her fans. There are treats for everyone ranging from pop songs, to the dance tracks, to the lyrical and thought provoking joints. Nicki is proving herself to indeed be a “Champion.”