For as much as we tend to dislike Nikki Minaj, there’s no denying the bi-polar YMCMB princess occasionally shows flashes of brilliance. Take her verse on this new Madonna single, “I Don’t Give A,” for example. After Madge smashes her ex-husband Guy Ritchie, Miss Nikki fires unnamed shots atop the heavy-metal-pop production with authority, even reworking Jay’s famous line into “I ain’t a business woman, I’m a business, woman…and known for giving b*tches the business, woman.” The buoyant song is a perfect fit for Complex’s latest cover girl, as it allows her menacing side to emerge, while still carrying the crossover ability she occasionally stretches to find.
That said, tomorrow she’ll probably put out an acoustic guitar-laden single with Justin Beiber and leave us with a foot in the mouth for giving her an inch.
Madonna Feat. Nikki Minaj – “I Don’t Give A…”