Sunday, May 26, 2024

Robin Thicke Tries for Comeback Using Nicki Minaj, References “Hillary Rodham”


Robin Thicke is back. In fact is new single is called “Back Together” and features Nicki Minaj. Any recording artist who wants to prove they’re hip has Nicki Minaj on their record. I hope she charges them a fortune.

Thicke already released a new single that went nowhere called “Morning Sun,” which required adding Barry White’s name to the songwriting credits. Stop me if you’ve heard this already, but Thicke has a problem using elements of other people’s songs in his own. (See GAYE, Marvin)

Thicke’s last album sold 12 copies. It was called Paula, and it was all about how he wanted his childhood sweetheart, mother of his child and wife back. When she said no, he found a 20 year old. (That way he got the child back too.)

In some interviews I see Thicke is now saying he was the victim in his personal debacle. Whatevuh. If you can dance to the record, fine. Otherwise, TMI at this point. We’ll see how “Back Together” does on the charts. It’s a good record. Let’s hope it’s not sampled from something else. But it seems Max Martin wrote and produced it, so we’re cool.

Check out the reference to Hillary “Rodham” in Nicki’s rap.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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