Can Nicki balance her promise to bring back "real rap" with her desire (and no doubt added pressure from her label) to make upcoming album The Pink Print go platinum? Here's her new single, in which she tries to split the difference. A catchy Dr. Luke hook alongside her version of personal introspection: "But I still don't wish death on 'em / I just reflect on 'em." "Pills N Potions" is still decidedly lighter than the tracks she's been using to lead up to its release, including "Boss Ass Bitch," "Chi-Raq," and (off the recent Young Money compilation) "Lookin' Ass."
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
The Great Drake Bell–Josh Peck Feud Just Keeps Getting Pettier
What It Was Like to Star in the Trump-Themed Julius Caesar
Only U.K. Television Could Get Away With Sharing Unflattering Photos of Kristen Wiig and Steve Carrell
Transformers: The Last Knight Might Actually Be … Art?
Did UK Producer Goldie Just Confirm the Identity of Banksy?
Tom Cruise Apparently Pretended to Be Doing Bible Study While Getting Blow Jobs on the Risky Business Set
The Story Behind Orange Is the New Black’s Torture Scene and the Deleted Moment That Alters Piscatella’s Story
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Finale Recap: And the Winner Is…
The First Photos From the Versace Season of American Crime Story Are Out, and Damn, Ricky Martin
Orange Is the New Black Season Finale Recap: Unnecessary Force
Latest News from VultureHow Will & Grace’s Revival Is Dealing With the Dramatic Series Finale Time Jump
It’ll make perfect sense! Or will it?!Edgar Wright Gives a Very Diplomatic Answer for Why He Left Ant-Man
What could’ve been.Johnny Depp Is Sorry for That ‘Bad’ Donald Trump Assassination Joke
He was only “trying to amuse” with it.You Can Either Thank or Blame Jamie Foxx for Helping Launch Ed Sheeran’s Career
The duo go way back.Only U.K. Television Could Get Away With Sharing Unflattering Photos of Kristen Wiig and Steve Carrell
Times, they are a’changin.Journalist Sues All Eyez On Me Over Copyright, Claiming It Used His "Fictional Characters and Re-Worked Narratives"
Writer Kevin Powell points to his interview with Tupac Shakur, claiming “[s]ome portions of the article were changed or embellished by Plaintiff.”The Great British Baking Show Recap: Happy Babka
Never serve Paul Hollywood anything raw.RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Finale Recap: And the Winner Is…
RuPaul crowns America’s next drag superstar.Stephen Colbert Announces His Possible 2020 Presidential Run on Russian TV
The Late Show host stopped by Russia’s Evening Urgant with the (probably fake) news.GLOW Recap: Cold War Kids
“Live Studio Audience” is an episode with plenty of feel-good peaks.
The new documentary shock you into confoundment, demonstrating, moment by moment, how irrational the world really is.Angela Lansbury Might Co-Star In BBC’s Little Women Miniseries, But Be Honest, We Had You at Angela Lansbury
Our one beauty, back at it again.Despite Being a Very Good Boy, Downward Dog Has Been Canceled by ABC
Ruh-roh.Director Colin Trevorrow Is Pretty Sad About Those ‘Heartbreaking’ Book of Henry Reviews
The Star Wars: Episode IX director is trying to keep things in perspective.GLOW Recap: Bris America
Does TV have a fledgling fascination with adult circumcision?Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham Turned a Battle With Breast Cancer Into a Hilarious Sitcom Season
Also, why Zach Woods is hot and very strange.Dr. Luke’s Defamation Case Against Kesha’s Mother Has Been Dismissed
Pebe Sebert and the producer issued a joint statement.DJ Khaled’s Grateful and 6 Other Albums to Listen to Now
DJ Khaled, Vince Staples, Radiohead, Prince, and Laurel Halo push musical boundaries.Here’s Your Guide to the Very Complicated Mythology of the Transformers Universe
Refreshing your memory on everything from Energon cubes to to Dinobots.GLOW Recap: Ring My Belle
The table is set for Ruth and Debbie to blow up as on-camera rivals.