Roman in Moscow

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"Roman In Moscow"
Nicki Minaj - Roman in Moscow.jpeg
Promotional single by Nicki Minaj
Released December 2, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hardcore hip hop
Length 2:38
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer Onika Maraj, Nicholas Warwar, Raymond Diaz, Mike Aiello, Safaree Samuels, Bryan Williams
Producer StreetRunner, Sarom

"Roman in Moscow" is a song by Trinidadian recording artist and songwriter Nicki Minaj. It was released on December 2, 2011 as a teaser for her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, although it was not included in the official tracklisting of the album. The song was written by Onika Maraj, Nicholas Warwar, Raymond Diaz, Mike Aiello, Safaree Samuels, Bryan Williams and produced by StreetRunner and Sarom.

The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 64 and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs chart at number 13 in December 2011.[1]

Background[edit]

Minaj announced the release in early December 2011 stating it was the "wackest thing on the album".[citation needed] The song was not included on the final tracklisting due to Minaj not liking it.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

Minaj filmed the music video for "Roman in Moscow" on December 18, 2011. It was directed by Hype Williams.[2][3][not in citation given] Prior to filming the video, Minaj gave a hint of the storyline, she stated: "Well, he was there [in Moscow] secretly because [alter ego] Martha wanted him to go there, so they put him in this thing with monks and nuns; they were trying to rehabilitate him, but I can't tell exactly what happened, you'll just see it in the video format, but let's just say he did get out of there." In a February 2014 interview with DJ Drama , Minaj stated used the gun she shot in "Lookin Ass" in the Roman In Moscow video.


There has been no further notice on whether the video will be released for "Roman in Moscow" or "Roman Holiday".

Live performances[edit]

Minaj performed "Roman in Moscow" along with "Turn Me On" and "Super Bass" for 2012 New Years on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. She performed it on selected dates of her Pink Friday Tour and Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour.[citation needed]

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