Nicki Minaj "Deserves" Best New Artist At Grammys 2012, Says Ludacris

11 February 2012, 14:51 | Updated: 11 February 2012, 15:22

The 'Fly' star has been given a show of support from the rapper and actor.

Nicki Minaj has been tipped for success at tomorrow nights (12th February) Grammy Awards by rapper Ludacris.

The 'Super Bass' star has been nominated for a total of three prizes on the night, and "deserves" to win the Best New Artist award according to the 'Act A Fool' rapper.

He spoke to MTV News ahead of the ceremony, and said: "I'm looking forward to seeing Nicki Minaj. I love her. I'm glad I got a chance to work with her. I'm extremely proud of her."

"She's just scratching the surface of what she's capable of. So Nicki: keep doing your thing, girl," he added.

The pair collaborated together back in 2010 on 'My Chick's Bad' and Nicki is scheduled to perform a new song 'Roman Holiday' at the event which is taken from her forthcoming new album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'.