Roman in Moscow
|"Roman In Moscow"|
|Promotional single by Nicki Minaj|
|Released||December 2, 2011|
|Genre||Hardcore hip hop|
|Label||Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic|
|Writer||Onika Maraj, Nicholas Warwar, Raymond Diaz, Mike Aiello, Safaree Samuels, Bryan Williams|
"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.
Minaj announced the release in early December 2011 stating it was the "wackest thing on the album". The song was not included on the final tracklisting due to Minaj not liking it.
Minaj filmed the music video for "Roman in Moscow" on December 18, 2011. It was directed by Hype Williams.[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".
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.
- Nick Minaj Debuts New Single 'Roman in Moscow' - The Juice | Billboard, Billboard, December 17, 2011. (accessed 31 October 2012)