* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The song ''Roman's Revenge'' was criticized for featuring Eminem rapping his typical homophobic and misogynistic lyrics. Some critics believe that [[CampGay Roman Zolanski's]] revenge is on Eminem.
** Even more likely since she revealed in a interview that Roman Zolanski is gay.
* BrokenBase: With the album ''Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded''. The album itself seemed destined to be a BaseBreaker; almost exactly one half of the album is HipHop with some R&B thrown in, and the rest is straight dance-pop in the vein of "Starships". Several high-ups have called Nicki a sell-out which led to a [[http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/06/05/nicki-minaj-hot-97-funkmaster-flex/ dust-up at the Hot 97 Summer Jam in 2012]], in which she pulled out after Peter Rosenburg insulted her pop-leanings.
** She seems to returning to her hip-hop roosts while holding on to some pop fans with hits like "Lookin Ass" and "YASSS Bish". "Pills N Potions" was an attempt at this as well, due to the fact she raps the verses, but sings a sweet chorus, however, the song failed to find success and flopped.
* CrazyAwesome
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Many fans (at even some non-fans) consider her verse on KanyeWest's "Monster" to be one of her best, considering she changes accents and flows effortlessly a dozen times during it. Even BonIver said it was.
** Her verse on Trey Songz's "Bottoms Up" isn't too shabby either.
** "Moment 4 Life" is ''beautiful''.
** Super Bass is successful and well covered for a reason...
** Her single, "Starships", is just plain fun.
** Even people who hate her think the long descending note she hits in "Turn me On" is bloody wicked.
** Pills N Potions seems to have found her perfect blend of hip-hop and pop
* EarWorm:
** "Your love, your love, yeah, your love, your love, yeah, your love, your love, yeah, your love, your love, yeah..."
** [[SampledUp "Oh wha-oh!"]]
** "Ruh, ruh, like a dungeon dragon!"
** "How do you that shit? How do you that shit? How do you? How do you?..."
** "WE GOT TUM-TUMS OVA HERE BIGGA THAN A MONSTA"
** "Boy, you got my heart beat running away, beating like a drum and it's coming your way! Can't you hear that boom-ba-doom-boom-boom-ba-doom-boom-bass, he got that super bass!"
** "You a stupid hoe, you a you a stupid hoe!"
** "Y'all want the full Roman?"
** "POUND THE ALARM!"
** "Dick in yo' face,put my dick in yo' face!"
** "Take your medication Roman, take a short vacation Roman, you'll be okay..."
** "Bitches ain't shit and they ain't say nothing, a hundred motherfuckers couldn't tell me nothing. I beez in the trap, bee-beez in the trap"
** "These girls fall like dominoes, dominoes..."
** "Starships were meant to fly, hands up and touch the sky. Can't stop cos we're so high, let's do this one more time."
** '''ALL OF "ANACONDA" COUNTS.''' But especially:
--> And he telling me it's real, that he love my sex appeal
--> Say he don't like 'em boney, he want something he can grab
--> So I pulled up in the Jag, and I hit him with the jab like
--> '''[[EarWorm Dun-d-d-dun-dun-d-d-dun-dun]]'''
* EnsembleDarkhorse: "Super Bass" was promoted to a single due to its massive popularity and promotion from Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.
* {{Hatedom}}: ''Oh boy.'' Much as with now and then collaborator KanyeWest, Nicki's got quite a hate-base. Look at the YouTube comments on any of her YouTube videos. {{GIFT}} is in full effect.
* HypeAversion: Many people got tired of hearing her all over the radio. Plus many feel that she's all looks and no rapping skills.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: A lot of her old fans don't like the direction she's taking with her newest album, as there's a lot of singing and mid-tempo tracks as opposed to harder rhymes and beats. There's a lot of accusations that she's just toning down her style just to appeal to pop fans.
* {{Narm}}: ''Roman's Revenge'' may be a pretty strong diss, but the general silliness to some parts makes it hard to take seriously.
** NarmCharm: "Right Thru Me": "Do you see through me? / 'Cause you say 'Nicki' / and I say 'who me?' / and you say 'no, you' / and I say 'SCREW YOU'"
*** and the remix to Big Sean's "Dance A$$": "Tell 'em [[CountryMatters "Pussy clean!" I tell 'em "Pussy squeaky!"]]/[[NWordPrivileges Niggas give me brain 'cause all of them niggas geeky]]/[[WordSaladLyrics If he got a mandingo, then I buy him a dashiki]]/And bust this pussy open in the islands of [[IncrediblyLongNote Waikikiiiiii]]"
* NightmareFuel: The music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6j4f8cHBIM Stupid Hoe]] is disturbing.
** In "Massive Attack", there are some [[BodyHorror double jointed]] soldiers with white eyes generally acting creepy in the jungle.
** In the video for "Monster" she gets awfully violent and sexual with... herself?
** The video for "Turn Me On." It involves her being a clockwork porcelain robot coming to life.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Why yes, she ''did'' have a guest spot on Lil Wayne's massively popular ''Da Drought 3'' mixtape! How nice of you to just notice!
** Some Wrestling/{{WWE}} fans are still surprised when they found out she performed vocals for Victoria's theme "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwoxWPx_7MU Don't Mess With]]" back in 2004.
* [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct She Can Really Act]]: Her cameo on ''[[TheOtherWoman2014 The Other Woman]]'' and her voice-over on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' show she works really well in acting and puts her training from her early career days to work. This also comes through in some of her songs when she raps in a different accent or persona.
* SoBadItsGood: The music video to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6j4f8cHBIM Stupid Hoe,]] not to mention the song itself for some.
** Anaconda qualifies too
* TheyCopiedItNowItSucks: Of course, she gets comparisons to LilKim, who is probably the TropeCodifier for female rappers. There's also comparisons to LadyGaga.
* UncannyValley: Her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6j4f8cHBIM Stupid Hoe video]]. Have fun getting [[http://media.justjared.com/headlines/2012/01/nicki-minaj-stupid-hoe-video-premiere.jpg this]] out of your mind.
** Nicki Minaj's ass. Viewable in flashes in the above video... that's just not natural.
* UncannyValleyMakeup
** As of 2014 averted, she has taken on a more natural look as her previous weird style has gone out of fashion (Displayed by most artists abandoning said fashion, and the few who continue to use it, such as Gaga, having diminished sales)
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