New Song: Nicki Minaj – ‘Right Through Me’

Published: Wednesday 22nd Sep 2010 by Sam

As Nicki Minaj continues to ready her hotly anticipated ‘Pink Friday’ LP for its November 23rd release, a new cut from the set has surfaced in the form of ‘Right Through Me’.

Take a listen to the whimsical mid-tempo after the jump…

Hmm. For all it’s pluses (see: radio friendly, instantly likable, and whatnot), the song proves somewhat problematic in the grand scheme of things. I mean, when posing the question of how this stands next to the material Minaj has been releasing not only as of late, but in her ‘building fanbase phase’, I’m left none-the-wiser as to what sound she is looking to establish as her own. At the minute, it’s seeming a bit ‘try everything and see what sticks’. Not bad, not great.

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  1. shaemechelle September 22, 2010

    She coulda kept this!

  2. PrettyPretty September 22, 2010

    LOVE IT !

  3. Dominique September 22, 2010

    Love it. She’s like a R&B-Pop artist, not just a rapper. and she is CUTE

  4. dapope9 September 22, 2010

    NICE….Nicki Always Seems 2 Come Thru….She Has What All Other Female Rapper Lack

  5. FreshUrbanEnt September 22, 2010

    ITS AN OK SONG. I’M WAITING TO HEAR A TRACK WHICH JUST BLOWS ME AWAY. WITH PEOPLE HYPING NICKI UP LIKE SHE IS THE SECOND COMING OR SOMETHING. SHE NEEDS TO COME HARDER.

    CHECK OUT MY NEW ENTERTAINMENT SITE >>> http://WWW.FRESHURBANENT.COM

  6. AuntieJackie September 22, 2010

    This will be a hit. It’s a song with a consistent theme. I don’t see Nicki being around for a long time at all, but I think she’ll do well with Pink Friday.

  7. Areis September 22, 2010

    I dont know about this track, i understand she is trying to be well rounded but i need to hear something from her that will standout ( this is yet another “your love”) UGH!! The only track that’s popping from her right now is “Monster” she really stands out Kanye and Jay should have let this be a single of her’s alone. Pink Friday is turning into White Friday with tracks like this BORING!!

  8. J-Wellz September 22, 2010

    HELL NAWW.NICKI THIS IS NOT THE STANDOUT SONG OF THE ALBUM…THIS IS WAT IM TALKIN BOUT NICKI…GO BACK TO DA OLD NICKI “SLUMBER PARTY”,”ITTY BIGGY PIGGY”…WATS UP WIT HER TRYNA MAKE THESE “RAP/POP” SONGS..IM NOT FEELIN HER AT ALL NO MO

  9. EDIDION September 22, 2010

    the thing with nicki is her songs like this relate to teen love and young love…so this is going to be a hit its relatable… but as in longevity she has to do something that will BLOW US AWAY … but pink friday should be an interesting listen.
    i like it its POP.. sounds like “Train on a Track” by Kelly Rowland

  10. the kiddz September 22, 2010

    Hmm…I like it. You can hear a certain female artist’s influence on her during the harmonies. This is much better than “Your Love”. Now if only she would stop lip rapping.

  11. alex September 22, 2010

    maybe im getting old but this is horrible it jars me

  12. lmsar September 22, 2010

    hmmmmmm i like it!!!!! ALOT

  13. Areis September 22, 2010

    I’ve been defending Nicki sense her Mixtapes, but she has yet prove to me that she going to deliver, with her lip-sync performers, to her always signing boobs on stage and not giving us a show, she needs to realize that POP is not for everybody she needs to spit the track and have a POP artist do the hook n chorus not her. All this hype MAN…. NICKI BETTER GET WITH THE PROGRAM

  14. Diane September 22, 2010

    I like this a lot. Nicki is the truth! However, I also want to hear something along the lines of The Warning.

  15. Diane September 22, 2010

    Very Lauryn Hill.

  16. ~TeAM WeeZY~ September 22, 2010

    I actually like this song. I think I would like it a lot more if she didn’t already have a song of the same sort (Your Love, which is pure RUBBISH) and actually released some hard core hip hop with FIYAH lyrics. I’m starting to really not like her AT ALL. I already DESPISE her childish ass image, but I gave her a bit of credit with her decent verses on songs and now with her releasing ish like this is not helping at all!

    If her album is full of songs like this, she won’t stand a chance by being mentioned in the same breath as Kim!

  17. truthfully September 22, 2010

    I like this song ALOT….this song has just made me think about trying out her album and getting it.

  18. Tiff September 22, 2010

    I don’t like it.

    I wouldnt want hear her sing this live. I bet she would sound BAD>

  19. Diane September 22, 2010

    Just like the single Check It Out. Urban fans didn’t like that song, but most like it now that it has grown on them. Nicki is ahead of her time when it comes to her urban fans. Nicki is ascending to the levels of stadium status., Michael Jackson, Elton John, Whitney Houston, etc.

  20. DJ FABONICK September 22, 2010

    Ok this is what confuses me about her. Before I speak I will say, I am quite a big Nicki fan. Anyway, when I hear her verse on “Monster” and now this…I’m a bit confused. She can go so hard but then she does this, which is clearly album filler. I feel like shes a straight rap artist and should stay that way. I think people rather scream her verses with her than sing this or your love…my opinion.

    Pink Friday B******.

  21. izzy September 22, 2010

    I LOVE IT. LOVE YOU NICKI

  22. MELANIE September 22, 2010

    I frigging love it been jamming it since this morning. I’m starting to see people are seriously not feeling her by the comments. I guess instead of being happy we finally got a female spitting. Others are upset because of who it is, but if she can get people excited about women again i don’t see whats the problem.Shes no Lauryn Hill but she will be mentioned forever whether you like it or not .

  23. RosaRubbel September 22, 2010

    Sounds very cute.

  24. bobs September 22, 2010

    It’s a nice 80’s throwback… Very nice, very unique, love her.

  25. nick September 22, 2010

    I hate the repear parts YOU SEE RIGHT THRUGH ME, blah blah blah.

    I just hope these type of slow/teen songs are part of her 3 personalities. Nicki, Roman and whats the other one?

  26. Wake Up SIx September 22, 2010

    Tiff

    September 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I don’t like it.

    I wouldnt want hear her sing this live. I bet she would sound BAD>

    ^^^My Thoughts exactly!

    And @Diane did you just use her name in the same Paragraph as Micheal Jackson?

    Seek THERAPY!!!

  27. kellz September 22, 2010

    Sounds like shes trying to make her songs as marketable and likeable as Katy Perry and Rhianna. Good for her I guess it will get her a bigger audience. Can hardly say shes wasting her talent. I’m yet to see her be talented at anything other than marketing herself.
    The song, good for her audience, for me I don’t like it.

  28. #NuffSaid September 22, 2010

    !!STAY ON!!
    Repeat On Dha iPod
    dl^_^lb Such A Nicki
    !!HEAD!!

  29. RATED X September 22, 2010

    hip hop is dead a** dead

  30. RATED X September 22, 2010

    I understand shes trying to cross over, be a hip hip chick, r&b, pop
    whatnot but ………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    I VOTE HEL NAWL

  31. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) September 22, 2010

    @ Rated X, I co-sign %100..lol!

  32. GangsterA September 22, 2010

    omg this is so cute i love it i wont mind pop with r&b mix and pepole keep sayin she just need to rap the hard dirty way like every rapper well shes not just a rapper shes really something i don’t care what others say shes amazing keep it up nicki #Barbiebitch

  33. Diane September 22, 2010

    I am going to wait until Nicki posts this song on her twitter. Until then, it is not legit until Nicki says so.

  34. Fatima September 22, 2010

    I don’t get why Nicki forgets to RAP on her own songs. The album better not just be mid-tempo sing-songy raps and deliver some crazy. Although this is cute and better than Your Love.

  35. TWITTER.COM/SEAN_THEPROBLEM September 22, 2010

    SMH. HER SINGING VOICE IS BELOW RIHANNA (WHICH IS SAD)

    THE RAPPING IS …

    THE SONG ITSELF IS CUTE. BUT F*** CUTE! DAMN WHERE THE HARDCORE S***?

    SHE IS ALMOST 30 AND DOING CORNY 8 YEAR OLD SONGS.

    WILLOW WOULD MURDER THIS THO.

  36. SitUpFrontBitch September 22, 2010

    I like nicki’s stuff, this song is catered to young teens. They will but this and some adults but the money is with the teens so nicki keep doing you!

  37. Landen September 22, 2010

    This song is Going to be a hit.

    You cant see it? Its going to be a hit

    because its got substance in the sense

    that its something everybody can relate

    to depending on which side they are on.

    They can relate. Couple that with the fact

    that its catchy as hell and you’ve got yourself

    a f***** hit 9 times out of ten.

  38. Mr.Q September 22, 2010

    She will do well with this track. She has to please all her fans!!!
    Many people feel that she won’t last long… That’s a lie. She is starting early in her career to crossover, which some artist can’t or don’t do. This is a good look for her. If any Rap female start talking shyt it’s becasue they are hating because they would love to be in her Alexander McQueen shoes… lolol

  39. Mr.Q September 22, 2010

    @ situpfrontbitch. I agree. they buy all the music!!!

  40. harvey September 22, 2010

    This Scream “Hit” Ive been waiting for this since june.man oh its such a nice midtempo track the video gonna be dope tho.

  41. RF September 22, 2010

    Snooze. I don’t think her flow goes well witht this song. I’d like her novelty to wear off and her to throw down some real rhymes.

  42. Jacob Hester September 22, 2010

    Has anyone considered the possibility that she’s doing this on purpose? I mean maybe she’s releasing “Your Love”, “Check It Out” and this to be kind of underrated and then she’ll come out with something CRAZY and blow y’all b****** out the water. Maybe not, but it’s certainly possible. I think that she should scrap this as a single (which it is going to be), although it’s good, and release a CRAZY rap track in late October/early November to get rap and pop fans to buy the album.

  43. Jacob Hester September 22, 2010

    Wait. She said this track was controversial…how so?

  44. LICKMUSIC September 22, 2010

    Its subtle, no monster, but good, she sounds like the old hand keri hilson when singing though

  45. Mike September 23, 2010

    This is just horrible.

  46. UGh September 23, 2010

    I like it

  47. True Blue September 23, 2010

    Terrible, generic s***. I have an open mind, and have given this girl many chances to impress me and justify her hype, but I just fail to see it. Weak flow, weak rhymes, there’s just NOTHING about her that makes her so hot to me. I’m not a Lil Kim fan, but at least she has actual rapping talent, something that Nicki is sorely lacking in my opinion. I just cannot hope on the Minaj bandwagon, sorry.

  48. True Blue September 23, 2010

    *hop on the Minaj bandwagon.

  49. miro(: September 23, 2010

    @Jacob Hester
    i agree, and it will probably happen.
    like i said before this is like her mixtape, and like her mixtape
    she had hardcore stuff

  50. Carmen September 23, 2010

    @landen I agree.
    Im starting to see no matter what Nicki does it will create a big hoopla (weather that is fans or ppl dat dont like her much). Some ppl need to reazlize Nicki Minaj may not be for them. Lol thats ok. You keep trying to like her and not seeing whats so great about her. Maybe just maybe she isn’t great to u.

    When Drake put out OVER I didnt hear ppl complaining and he straight sang and didnt sound that great doing it.

    Anyway I heard this song on another board and like I said there, I can relate to this track. If you have been in love you can relate to this. The person that can read you like a book. They don’t fall for your b*******. This is usually the person you fall in love with. Whats wrong with being diverse? We are so stuck on this notion that rappers and rnb singers have to do it this certain way. They did it with Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, ect. It’s time for the urban audience to get a little more open minded. These people are trying to reach the bigger audience and it’s not a problem to me.

  51. Kevin September 23, 2010

    She’s having the same problems as Beyonce.

    She has a lotta talent, but isn’t funneling it into shockingly good material…it’s just “good” and radio friendly.

  52. Kevin September 23, 2010

    i like the song. I just want nicki to shock me [like she did with her 1:30 on “Monster”]

  53. Chile Please!! September 23, 2010

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT Stop the ball & don’t Shawamm!! WTF was that???? Is she serious with this s***?? This was just all wrong!! I’m not even going to get in to it with this Character! Girl Bye!

  54. spring September 23, 2010

    sick tune…
    love nicki minaj

  55. gimmemorebritney September 23, 2010

    lol at everyone hating on nicki because she refuses to be confined to making pure rap songs. Time and time again, she has said that the music on this album is going be different than the music she has released in the past. She wants to explore and experiment with different genres of music and i don’t see anything wrong with that. Every artist needs to grow and evolve; Nicki has specifically said she doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed into making the same song over and over again. I do agree with some of you, including Sam, that these songs haven’t really established what Nicki’s particular “sound” is. She is kind of going all over the place with her sound but hopefully this is just a strategy in gaining a wider audience/fanbase than just her urban fans.

    I do love the “hard” Nicki in songs like “Monster” and “My Chick Bad” but that doesn’t mean i can’t like when she does songs like this. This doesn’t mean her album will be entirely pop-influenced and it also means she’s more versatile than other rappers today.

  56. iLoveXtina September 23, 2010

    It’s alright, nothing special. Doesn’t justify the Lauryn Hill comparisons however.

  57. ADE September 23, 2010

    This song is so weak! Just like Your Love and Massive attack. I hope the rest of her album sounds different, honestly so far the only track that I can say she straight killed it on is Monster.

  58. Danni September 23, 2010

    love it

  59. Brandon September 23, 2010

    So I think the song is lame. Like Nicki and a lot of her material but this is not the best. It’s mediocre at best. Her vocals are okay but it still reeks of either auto tune or singing as if she’s connected to auto tune. The hook is fun the first time but after the repetitious “how do yous” it becomes annoying. I am all for being versatile and exploring and exercising your talent but this cut cast a shadow over all her other achievements.

    I cant wait to hear her album though. Nicki fans breathe and stop everything is not for everyone and everyone is entitled to an opinion, STOP GOING FOR PEOPLES JUGGULAR…..LMMFAO

    Dont worry Im only being real….

  60. Beyoncestan September 23, 2010

    SampleMinaj Strikes Again

    Right Through Me = Joe Satriani ” Always With Me”

    Everything she has released has been some kind of sample.. Its getting old!

  61. vitazza September 23, 2010

    This a *POP* hit… the lil kids will like it and it will do very well with itunes as a single. The problem is if your looking for hip hop this is a NO, Nada, Nooch! If you like Iddy biddy, monster, bottoms up, your gonna miss out… it seems that her team is passing on the rap for pop sales and that is unfortunate …… idk guess we gonna find out in Nov.

  62. RiRiLOUD September 24, 2010

    Just do what I’m doing – not knocking her until I hear Pink Friday. November 23 is judgement day (or whenever the record leaks).

  63. Rated R September 24, 2010

    NIKKI RULES!!

  64. RiRiLOUD September 25, 2010

    How come people had no problem when Drake tried singing and has since decided to do both rapping and singing but when Nicki does it people get super upset. Only three songs from her debut have been heard and she sings on 2. Big deal.

  65. locodude October 4, 2010

    How do you do that s*** !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you Nicki

  66. Tayari October 5, 2010

    I like that song because she is original and she’s not trying to be like nobody but her self.

  67. Taneka October 7, 2010

    i really like dis song. like omg!!!

  68. Rashel October 10, 2010

    i really [LOVE] this song ,& i like how she ‘s trying to make her music sound different. I also think it could possible be a hit !

  69. theman October 11, 2010

    Her sound is not consistent yet. This sounds like a Avril Lavigne song. I knows she’s trying to appeal to the masses, but it’s coming off a little to forced. The Monster verse is the real Nicki, yes she can try to appeal to all fans, but she needs to keep going in. Stadiums, nah she isn’t nowhere near there.

  70. Werdy October 13, 2010

    I don’t know how to put this, but if not feeling Nicki on this- you just lack it. If you get that.

  71. Werdy October 13, 2010

    hot

  72. Miz maye October 14, 2010

    Dis s*** iz hot

  73. BOSSLADii October 28, 2010

    UMMMM i THOUGHT iT WAS A GOOD HiT AND ON 106 iN PARK SHE SAiD THiS THE MUSiC SHE LiKES DOiN …..BUT RiGHT THROUGH ME iS GOOD BUT iTS NOT NiCKi MiNAJ……..NOW ENVY iS NiCKi MiNAJ AND i CAN WAiT FOR HER PiNK FRiDAY AlBUM TO COME OUT SEE WHAT SHE WORKiNG WiT …….

  74. tamia woodard October 28, 2010

    i like this song so for all the ones who dnt like it h.o.d nikki minaj is betta than all yall……

  75. Freak em badd October 29, 2010

    i love thiz sonq.

  76. STARRSOTiNY October 30, 2010

    i honestly love this song.i mean idk wats happened to hip-hop.but i love the song.

  77. Mizz Pretty Wingz November 3, 2010

    Im lyke k** on breal y yall haten?……………………………………………..4rm my point of view dis is nicki’s best song on the track, if u dnt lyke gt real, stp listening, fall back or do sumthang…………..Stp haten all the tyme dats all yall lil childishh ass ppl do is hate…….k** on gt real gttcha weight up!!!

  78. nana November 4, 2010

    I think this is actully on of her better songs. I hate the way her voice sounds when she raps it ANOYING!!! This song shows she actually has a soft side.. This song is way better then you love… She is actually sounds really good.. Which shows that she can be diverse in sound.. Great Job Niki!!!!!!

  79. nana November 4, 2010

    Also all these people on her just to trash minaj’s name this is to you: stop friggin listenin to her then damn.. stop complaining and find a new female artist to listen to.. Can you say haters much.. This song is HOTT..!!!!

  80. nitajah November 4, 2010

    love it

  81. keion muller November 5, 2010

    I LOVE DIS SONG!!!!

  82. jazmine November 15, 2010

    can u be my god mother please if u want to come to sarasota and call 5654120

  83. CHRISTI November 17, 2010

    I DON’T LIKE THE SONG OR HER FOR THAT MATTER BECAUSE ALL SHE RAPS ABOUT IS S** SHE IS HIGHLY OVER RATED CAN WE JUDGE HER ON NOT JUST HER LOOKS GUYS WHAT ABOUT REAL TALENT I FEEL THAT SHE HASNT REALLY CAME WITH IT..WE DONT HAVE ANY REAL FEMALE RAPPERS IN THE INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW LIKE L HILL OR QUEEN LATIFAH , OR EVE … NOW THOSE ARE REAL MCS ON THE MIC …MY LIL COUSIN COULD HAVE CAME UP WITH THIS SONG IM SURE IT ONLY TOOK HER LIKE 5 MINTUTES TO WRITE IT WE NEED REAL MUSIC AND UNTIL I HEAR THAT I SAY SHE CAN KEEP IT …IF IT WASNT FOR LIL WAYNE BRINGING HER OUT WOULD SHE EVEN BE NOTICED I THINK NOT …LIL WAYNE YOU KNOW YOU THE KING BUT YOU COULD HAVE FOUND ANOTHER CHICK DUDE WHAT’S UP

  84. kimmie November 17, 2010

    Nicki i love this song girl…… keep doin ur thang (:

  85. Tookie December 18, 2010

    Hold Hold Up Yall Needa Stop

  86. Tookie December 18, 2010

    yall need to stfu whiff all thet ishh

  87. maya January 21, 2011

    i love this song it sounds my type

  88. tyesha hammonds January 21, 2011

    heyyy nicki can yu findd me on facebook i love yu im a big fan and got yur cj pink friday omgg i love yu sooooooooo much…

  89. tyesha hammonds January 21, 2011

    nicki yu can bee my next mama kall 2565320640 kall plz

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