Nicki Minaj Debuts New Single ‘Pills N Potions’
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: Nicki Minaj has debuted her new single, ‘Pills N Potions.’ Produced by Dr. Luke and co-written by Ester Dean, it’s the first official preview of Nicki’s massively-anticipated upcoming third album, ‘The Pink Print.’
In spite of her recent lyrical onslaught, which has seen her tear up tracks like ‘Yasss Bitch!!,’ ‘Chi-Raq’ and ‘Senile,’ Young Money’s First Lady takes a completely different approach on ‘Pills N Potions.’ Showcasing her soothing singing voice over soulful, stripped-down production, Nicki pours her heart out over a love she just can’t let go of.
“Pills and potions, we’re overdosing / I’m angry but I still love you,” she sings on the hook, which unfolds into an almighty chant. Leaving the rap critics with little to complain about, Nicki also delivers a pair of precisely and profoundly-rapped verses, which peel back more layers of her pain.
Nicki has described her new music as her “coming full circle,” but if ‘Pills N Potions’ is anything to go by, ‘The Pink Print’ is a step up, not a step back; this heartbreaking ballad might be Ms. Minaj’s most complete song to date.