April 3, 2012 13:55

Nicki Minaj: 'I want to inspire little girls to become rappers'

'Superbass' star wants young women to embrace experimentation…

Nicki Minaj: 'I want to inspire little girls to become rappers'

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Nicki Minaj has declared that she wants to inspire "little girls" to become rappers.

Speaking to MTV, the hip-hop star said that she hoped her new album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded', released earlier this week (April 2), would teach younger musicians to be ambitious and embrace experimentation.

She said:

If there's one thing I want people to take away from it, it's just that little girls can aspire to be anything, and that's all I want people to see.



Minaj went on to say: "Whether you follow Nicki Minaj's blueprint or not, just don't be afraid to experiment, and don't allow people to knock your hustle just 'cause it ain't something that you're used to seeing.

"I like that I'm there because it gives little girls in Southside Jamaica, Queens or South Africa or Brazil a moment to say, 'Oh wait, I can be a female rapper!" Yes, you really can," she added.

'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' features collaborations with the likes of Nas, Drake and Lil Wayne as well as Chris Brown. It includes the singles 'Starships' and 'Stupid Hoe' as well as future release 'Right By My Side'.

To read our review of the album, pick up the latest issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally tomorrow (April 4).

Last month, Nicki Minaj announced a short UK tour for this June. The tour begins with two shows at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 24 and 25, before moving onto Birmingham's NIA Academy on June 26. Minaj wraps up the tour on June 28 with a show at Manchester's O2 Apollo.

Nicki Minaj will also play a number of this year's summer festivals, with slots booked at T In The Park, V Festival and Wireless Festival.

Nicki Minaj will play:

London HMV Hammersmith Apollo (June 24, 25)
Birmingham NIA Academy (26)
02 Apollo Manchester (28)


To check the availability of Nicki Minaj tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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