Nicki Minaj absolutely will not be held down by gravity. On Sunday night (Feb. 12), the singer-rapper levitated her way through a bizarro Grammy performance, and Tuesday (Feb.14), she debuted the tune 'Starships,' a clubby number on which she proclaims, "Starships were meant to fly/ Hands up and touch the sky."

The controversial rhymer premiered the track, the lead single from her forthcoming 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' LP, on Ryan Seacrest's radio show. In an interview with the host, she talked about the making of the bouncy tune, which was produced by RedOne.

"There was so much love surrounding the making of the song, because RedOne is just so sweet to work with," Minaj told Seacrest. "He just sent me that one day and he said, 'Hey, I got something for you!' I was like 'You got to be kidding me, right?'"

She was so taken with RedOne's beat that she went to the studio and improvised the first verse, "mumbling and just saying the first thing that came into my head."

That thing, "Let's got to the beach," is a fitting way to start the relentlessly upbeat cut. This isn't a song about collecting seashells or lounging in a chair, though. After knocking back some drinks -- "found a Bud Light," she raps, repping a beverage that buddy Kanye West recently shilled for -- she kicks the party into the stratosphere, where the euphoria hits like a drug: "We're higher than a motherf---er."

'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' lands April 3; Nicki, meanwhile, may never come down.

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