Can we talk about this song’s opening rhyme for a second? Over a beat that’s basically lasers, driving synthesized strings, and superfast drum machine, Nicki Minaj raps “I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin.” Nicki just told you everything you need to know about her, her flow, her everything: she isn’t a hanger-on Disney princess; she is the boss. She need not fear the dragon in the dungeon, because she is the dragon in the dungeon. It’s a straight-up diss track, and it does the job: the beat is great, Eminem’s verse is probably his angriest in recent memory, and Nicki’s lyrics are flawless: she’ll have you singing “rah rah like a dungeon dragon” like your little brother playing World of Warcraft. It might be the best thing Nicki’s ever done. Get on it.
Nicki Minaj - Roman's Revenge f/ Eminem