What does Roman Holiday mean?

Nicki Minaj: Roman Holiday Meaning

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Album cover for Roman Holiday album cover

Song Released: 2012


Roman Holiday Lyrics

Take your medication, Roman
Take a short vacation, Roman
You'll be okay
You need to know your station, Roman
Some alterations on your clothes and your brain
Take a little break, little break
From your silencing
There is so much you can...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2012 !⃝

    I see Roman Holiday as a cry out to the church from the gay community.

    Roman Holiday started at the Grammy's with "The Exorcism of Roman". Martha Zolanski (one of Nicki Minaj's many alter egos; Roman's mother) enlisted the help of a priest to exorcise Roman Zolanski (Nicki Minaj alter ego; her gay brother). They try to stop him from being gay. You can't stop someone from being gay by an exorcism, so it fails. Roman is mad. This is when the song starts.

    The song starts off with Martha telling Roman to "take his medication" and to "take a vacation". Martha's obviously trying to change him.

    Throughout the rest of the song, Roman takes his anger out on his mother and ends up killing her. He ends with "Mother, forgive me?" and there's no answer. Now, Roman must suffer the rest of his life with no mother all because she tried to change him. :)

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    May 13th 2012 !⃝

    This song has a very dark meaning. Analyse it and you will see.
    "Take your medication Roman"
    Medication is associated with people who are crazy. Roman is Nicki Minaj's alternative ego. In that statement she is repeating what people are saying to her, that she needs to take her medication because she is crazy. Later in the song she says "I'm a lunatic"
    "Take a short vacation Roman
    You'll be okay
    You need to know your station Roman
    Some alterations on your clothes and brain"
    To the person who thinks this song is about being gay, it obviously has a different meaning. Nicki is telling herself to take a short vacation, she'll be okay, she's going somewhere where people will do alterations on her clothes and brain. This is where the song starts to get dark. Brain alterations = mind control.
    That's my interpretation of the chorus.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    May 28th 2019 !⃝

    Ninki Minaj says gay rights.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 10th 2022 !⃝

    Weird how Roman Zolanski sounds like Roman Polanski, convicted child rapist. This plus Nicki's associations with six9ine and her weird ass brother makes this song very dark.

    And her alter-ego is confessing to a priest with the music video having heavy catholic images.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2013 !⃝

    Well, Someone has pissed Roman off. It's better to think before you act, so that's what she means by "take a little break". At the end of Romans Revenge, she says " they'll lock you away, they'll put you in a jail cell"! So that's what is happening in this song- Roman's being locked away.

    Now rewind to December where she released 'Roman In Moscow'. In that song, Roman escapes! She say's "Humm Humm, Done the prayer: The prayer happens in Roman Holiday" "Hummmm Witch! Hummmm Twitch, Humm Witch".



    Long story short: She's going to put her dick In Azelia Banks mouth: Going to choke her out the game.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2013 !⃝

    It could also be a about the movie "Roman Holiday" starring Audrey Hepburn.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  7. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2013 !⃝

    well, My opinion is Martha is trying to calm roman down too stop being so violent! BUT Roman will never change who he is and is saying to himself too accept me as I'M am.

    I have alter egos too! THEY are amazing and fun too talk to! Im glad they finally open up to one of my favorite teacher MRS.STAMP! SO that they can trust and relate to and talk to...

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2012 !⃝

    WELL THIS IS WHAT I THINK: i think in the chorus she's talking to herself, well.. roman. roman, the manically aggressive one, the defensive, 'always ready to fight' one. roman, a part which is just as necessary to her personality as the rest of her. telling roman he can take a break, kinda like "it's cool, you need some chill out time once in a while, i don't need you to protect me all the time & you need to stop exploding out when i don't need you to" and uh.. i guess the verses are roman being his usual self lol.

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2012 !⃝

    think she is a part of the same shit as JayZ its called the illuminatiand thygotsit goin on that would blow you mind and iam not talkin about tha shit the teenaeger have benn talking about even though they are one in the same cuz they want the young to beleve that the are the good guys and are her to help but thats all a lie because these people the illuminatithey re ere to enthe worldand inslave every one

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2012 !⃝

    think she is a part of the same shit as JayZ its called the illuminatiand thygotsit goin on that would blow you mind and iam not talkin about tha shit the teenaeger have benn talking about even though they are one in the same cuz they want the young to beleve that the are the good guys and are her to help but thats all a lie because these people the illuminatithey re ere to enthe worldand inslave every one

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2012 !⃝

    I think it's about Roman's parents trying to change him "Some alterations on your clothes and your brain" but Roman refuses because he can't be changed. Roman wants people to accept him for who he is. And it's about coming out of the closet..

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2012 !⃝

    I think it means that her alter ego roman is tired of being hidden and it's time for him to come out hence the exorcism people are always talking about how she is evil or her clothes are this her hair is that and so I think the song is roman finally coming out and not caring about what anyone says .

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2012 !⃝

    I personally think that is about the difference between Nicki and her alter ego Roman Zolanski, who in this song is being exorcised. Roman holiday also refers to public harm of any sort and the enjoyment of that specific form of harm. She is singing that Roman needs this, a "roman holiday" and the excorcism that was taking place in her Grammy performance.

  14. anonymous
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    Feb 14th 2012 !⃝

    Its something behind the lyrics especially world war 6 and the chanting(evil).....listen closely


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