All Things Go

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"All Things Go"
Promotional single by Nicki Minaj
from the album The Pinkprint
ReleasedDecember 3, 2014
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop
4:04 (album edit – international deluxe)

"All Things Go" is a song by American rapper and singer Nicki Minaj from her third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014). It was released on December 3, 2014, by Young Money, Cash Money, and Republic Records as the first promotional single and opening track from the album. The song has since peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[1]


For Time contributor Eliza Berman, "All Things Go" features lyrics that discuss a wide range of personal challenges Minaj has faced, ranging from strained relationships with her family to the murder of her cousin Nicholas Telemaque in 2011. The song opens with Minaj reflecting on fame and the speed in which her life has moved; "Life is a movie, there'll never be a sequel."[2] The following verse Minaj speaks about her cousin's death and how she could have helped him if she would have let him stay with her saying; "I'll pop a pill and remember the look in his eyes the last day he saw me."[2] The final verse sees Minaj address motherhood ranging from her relationship with her mother, her relationship with her brother, and references an abortion.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Niki McGloster from Billboard commented that the track was "the most razor-sharp emotionally and most cathartic album cut, it's a great indicator of her newfound musical maturity".[3]

Live performances[edit]

On December 6, 2014, Minaj first performed the song on Saturday Night Live.[4] The song was regularly used as the opening track for The Pinkprint Tour.


  1. ^ "Nicki Minaj".
  2. ^ a b c Berman, Eliza (December 3, 2014). "Listen to "All Things Go," an Emotional Track from Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint". Time. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Nicki Minaj, 'The Pinkprint': Track-by-Track Review". Billboard.
  4. ^ "NICKI MINAJ PERFORMS ON 'SNL'". Rap-Up. December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.