Nicki Minaj Signs First Fragrance Deal: "I Know The Barbz Will Love It!"

17 April 2012, 16:24 | Updated: 17 April 2012, 16:26

The 'Beez In The Trap' rapper is set to release her first perfume towards the end of 2012.

Nicki Minaj has signed a deal to launch her first fragrance in department stories later this year.

The 'Starships' singer says has inked a licensing deal with Give Back Brands, who launched Justin Bieber's successful fragrance 'Someday' last year, and has promised her 'Barbz' they will love the scent.

"I am so excited about my fragrance debut, and I am proud to partner with Give Back Brands for such a personal project," Nicki says in a press release to announce the deal. "I have always been a huge fan of great fragrances.

"This is yet another extension of my creative expression and I can't wait to share it with the world," the 'Super Bass' rapper continued. "I designed this scent and bottle with my Barbz in mind; I know they will love it!"

Nicki will be involved in "all aspects" of the fragrance's development and promotion, which is expected to become available in stores by Autumn 2012.

Nicki Minaj unveiled the music video for her sophomore album track 'Beez In The Trap' earlier this month and is expected to premiere the highly anticipated 'Starships' trap any day now.

Nicki Minaj's second studio album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' is currently at number one on the US Billboard Top 200 chart.