Nicki Minaj Says Parents Are Responsible For Protecting Children From Explicit Lyrics

11 May 2012, 12:07 | Updated: 11 May 2012, 12:30

The 'Starships' singer says she puts out a clean version of her album so fans have the choice which to listen to.

Nicki Minaj says she doesn't worry about her younger fans hearing some of her explicit song lyrics because it is up to their parents to ensure they buy the clean version of her music.

The 'Beez In The Trap' rapper says her role is simply to make great music and offer good advice to her young fan base, and reiterates that she puts out a clean version of her records for this reason.

"You know what, I'm realising that I don't have to deal with it," Nicki told chat show host Ellen DeGeneres this week, when asked if she feels a responsibility about her lyrics. "I'm not their parents.

"I can only give advice and you guys know I always give my young little ladybugs my most precious advice, which is to stay a child,don't rush to grow up," the 'Super Bass' singer added. "You know, the good thing about my album is that we always make it in a clean version."

During her appearance on Ellen, Nicki also took to the stage to give a medley performance of her recent single 'Starships' and upcoming Chris Brown collaboration, after recently confirmed she has already shot the music video for the latter.

Nicki Minaj announced a 14-date jaunt across North America earlier this month as part of her new 'Pink Friday' world tour.