Nicki Minaj "Not Impressed" By The Fashion Industry

16 February 2012, 21:04 | Updated: 16 February 2012, 21:18

The 'Starships' rapper says she tries to stay away from the world of high fashion and has her "own world".

Nicki Minaj has criticised the fashion industry for being too much about the "in crowd" and not enough about the actual clothes.

The 'Stupid Hoe' rapper, who is well known for her outlandish fashion choices, says she is reluctant to return to Fashion Week this year because of her feelings about the industry.

"I'm not impressed to be in that world. I'm in my own world," Nicki told New York Magazine this week. "I think sometimes the fashion world isn't even about clothes anymore, it's about this "in crowd" and I'm not into that. 

The 'Super Bass' rapper explained that despite her feelings about the fashion industry as a whole, she has always liked using clothing to stand out from the crowd.

"I like the idea of doing something that everyone else is not. I get high off that," she added. "Just the idea that other people don't have the balls to do something - that's my thing."

Following her appearance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12th February) Nicki has released a new single called 'Starships', which is the second official release from her upcoming sophomore album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'.