Speaking with MTV News, the Harajuku Barbie spoke on the track, where she raps from the perspective of her alter-ego Roman Zolanski. “‘Roman in Moscow’ is like a teaser to Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which will drop on Valentine’s Day,” she said. “When I say it’s a teaser, it’s like a trailer to the movie, it’s like setting the stage and I just wanted to touch the surface. It’s the wackest thing on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.“
Nicki, who was recently nominated for Best New Artist for the 2012 Grammy Awards, said that a video will be shot for the single “real soon,” and explained the circumstances around the song.
“Well, he was there [in Moscow] secretly because [alter ego] Martha wanted him to go there, so they put him in this thing with monks and nuns; they were trying rehabilitate him,” she continued. “But I can’t tell exactly what happened, you’ll just see it in the video format, but let’s just say he got out of there.”