Va Va Voom is the first single from the UK an International release of Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re Up album. The song was originally intended to be the lead in single for the standard release of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, but was passed over in favor of Starships.
Va Va Voom contains influences of dubstep, but is at its heart a simple electropop and electonic dance song that features the Trinidadian singer Nicki Minaj’s trademark radio friendly rap and dance melodies. The song’s lyrics is once again full of double entendres, which seems to be a mainstay of Minaj’s bag of tricks, with the song’s title itself referring to sexual activity towards a male.
Despite the risqué subject of its lyrics, Va Va Voom received praise from music critics, probably because nobody really cares about the messages in a Nicki Minaj song, or that nobody really understood what she was saying. The key takeaway is that Va Va Voom is a good crossover between hip hop and pop, extremely catchy, and radio friendly. Best of all, it’s easy to dance to…and when it comes to dance music, sometimes that’s all that really matters.