"Marilyn Monroe" is a song by Trinidadian born recording artist Nicki Minaj. The song was written by Minaj, Daniel James, Leah Haywood, Ross Golan and J. R. Rotem, while production was handled by J. R. Rotem and Dreamlab. Musically, "Marilyn Monroe" is an introspective mid-tempo ballad that contains an upbeat piano, synth beats, and features influences of bubblegum pop. Lyrically, the song alludes to oneself questioning the status of their relationship. The song makes frequent references to pop icon Marilyn Monroe, with many of her quotes woven into the song.