Listen to Nicki Minaj’s New Single, ‘Pills N Potions’

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.”

Hear Nicki Minaj’s New Single, ‘Pills N Potions’