The performance took risks and was memorable unlike all her previous performances were she did the cute happy stuff. That **** went unappreciated and now that shes trying something different shes reductive?
If her performance was reductive then so is every single horror film ever created.
The weird thing is that Nicki is actually talented (she seemed like a breath of fresh at first when she stole all the songs on which she was featured) and there are little flashes of brilliance here and there (Monster)...which makes her current incarnation all the more disappointing.
It’s easy to get lost in the lyrical world of MVOTC, but to do so would be missing what really makes this record great: it’s one of the most ambitious, marvelous, and truly unique-sounding pop records that anyone has made recently.