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YMMV: Nicki Minaj
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: The song Roman's Revenge was criticized for featuring Eminem rapping his typical homophobic and misogynistic lyrics. Some critics believe that Roman Zolanski's revenge is on Eminem.
    • Even more likely since she revealed in a interview that Roman Zolanski is gay.
  • Broken Base: With the album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The album itself seemed destined to be a Base Breaker; almost exactly one half of the album is Hip Hop 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 dust-up at the Hot 97 Summer Jam in 2012, in which she pulled out after Peter Rosenburg insulted her pop-leanings.
  • Crazy Awesome
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Many fans (at even some non-fans) consider her verse on Kanye West's "Monster" to be one of her best, considering she changes accents and flows effortlessly a dozen times during it. Even Bon Iver 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 latest 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.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "Your love, your love, yeah, your love, your love, yeah, your love, your love, yeah, your love, your love, yeah..."
    • "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?..."
    • "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?"
    • "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."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: "Super Bass" was promoted to a single due to its massive popularity and promotion from Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.
  • Fan Community Nickname: "Barbies."
  • Hype Aversion: Many people got tired of hearing her all over the radio. Plus many feel that she's all looks and no rapping skills.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: 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.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The music video for Stupid Hoe is disturbing.
    • In "Massive Attack", there are some 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.
  • Retroactive Recognition: 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 WWE fans are still surprised when they found out she performed vocals for Victoria's theme "Don't Mess With" back in 2004.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The music video to Stupid Hoe, not to mention the song itself for some.
  • They Copied It, Now It Sucks: Of course, she gets comparisons to Lil Kim, who is probably the Trope Codifier for female rappers. There's also comparisons to Lady Gaga.
  • Uncanny Valley: Her Stupid Hoe video. Have fun getting this out of your mind.
    • Nicki Minaj's ass. Viewable in flashes in the above video... that's just not natural.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup

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