A lot has happened in the seven months since Nicki Minaj issued her sophomore effort, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” The pop-rap minx has gone on her first headlining tour, issued a perfume (a clothing line is also in the works) and joined the judges' panel on “American Idol.”
Still, Minaj is at her best when offering acid-soaked tongue lashings. A feud with fellow “Idol” judge Mariah Carey makes its way into the biting “Hell Yeah,” where Minaj reminds an adversary that she’s “quick to check a … if she’s outta line,” before shouting out “Idol” producers.
"Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up"
Three stars (out of four)