Starships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Can't stop cause we’re so high
Let's do this one more time

Starships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Let's do this one last time
Hands up...

from Nicki Minaj – Starships Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Basically, Nicki’s a shining star and if you party with her you can be, too. If this inflated pop hook doesn’t convince you that Nicki has become a pop sensation, I don’t know what will!

Likely written by RedOne, this soaring chorus was built for the radio and will likely be a chart success. Eat your heart out, Katy Perry!

If you want to get technical about it, flying is more moving through an atmosphere at a speed somewhere below escape velocity, usually involving wings and some element of the Bernoulli Principle. Starships really don’t do much, if any, actual flying. Actually, what they do could more accurately be described as falling through space, especially if they are in orbit around a strong source of gravity.

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