Parents need to know that this second album from Nicki Minaj is just as shocking as the already Crass Pink Friday.With tons of violence,sex,explict language,label-dropping,partying and drug use.All of this with little redeeming quality.There is an edited version,but this album is still better left off for the most mature teens.
Messages:Negative 3/5 Not only does it have negative messgaes about partying and sex,it also has messages about fame,violence and being the best.Only a few songs like "Marilyn Monroe" and "Right by my Side" have any positive take-aways.
Role Models:Negative 2/5 You do have to give Nicki Minaj Credit for being independent.But her raunchy and shocking lyrics make her outta the running for being a role model.
Violence:3/5 Slightly less violence than the first one,but it's still violent here.The most violent song is "Roman Reloaded" with gun sounds that go from sex to violence."Bang my s**t bang.......got my middle finger on the trigger so that it mean f**k a n****r.",More mentions of guns in this album,however this is for the first part of the album.
Sex:4/5 Plenty of Crude Sex Talk,sometimes very graphic when rapping."Sex in the lounge" is about having sex someone.The sex talk becomes less graphic and more playful in the second half of the album.
Language:4/5 Plenty of swearing includes "f**k" it's brother "motherf****r","s**t","b*tches","P***y",The "N" word, and more.Edited version is available.
Conusumerism:5/5 Constant Label Dropping,but never feels like a comercial.Name-Dropping includes Bud Light,Barbie,Grammy's,Maryilin Monroe,Nintedo,Air Jordans,Russell Simons,Angelina and Jennifer,Mattel,Patron and More.
Drinking,Drugs and Smoking:3/5 Partying is a big part of the second half,With mentions of Partying,Drinking and Getting "high".Drugs are mentioned a few times.
Is it any good:Fans and Critics of the Original PINK FRIDAY were disappointed by the fact that Nicki Minaj is trying to please everyone,this next album,she's not gonna please all types of people.Unfortuanly,this album is just more of a mess,rather than an improvement.In fact,the first half of Minaj's album is some of her worst songs she's done.Song's like "Roman Reloaded" and "Come on a cone" are just boring and forgetable.And ending the album with the truely stupid "Stupid H*e" wasn't the best idea(though it has the advantage of being funny.).Luckly the album is saved thanks to it's second half,though there's less variety,most of the songs are some of Minaj's Best Song's yet.Song's like the infectous "Starships" and the upbeat "Right by my side" are ready to be #1 Hits,and other songs like "Pound the alarm","Whip it",and "Automatic" are such good songs to have at parties.But it's still disappointing that it's only half great and half terrible.You're better off getting the singles only than the whole album,better luck next time,nicki.