Minaj escapes sophomore slump

Nicki Minaj

Carl Bachus | Collegio Reporter There is an unusual concept behind Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” Minaj is attempting to join the ranks of Ziggy Stardust and Sasha Fierce with her own gay, profane, rap alter ego, Roman Zolanski. Roman embodies everything the public finds odd about Nicki Minaj. Roman differs when compared to her personality of Onika Maraj, who she considers to be her more pop-oriented self. “Roman Reloaded” is basically “Pink Friday” with better production. The album is split into two drastically different halves dedicated to Roman and Onika respectively. The first half begins with the spastic “Roman Holiday,” the song that inspired her performance at the Grammys. The track sees…