Nicki Minaj On Being A Role Model: "Girls Can Aspire To Be Anything"

3 April 2012, 07:54 | Updated: 3 April 2012, 08:03

The 'Starships' rapper says she hopes more young girls will realise they can do anything they want for a career.

Nicki Minaj says she hopes her success in the music industry will inspire young women to realise they can "be anything" they want in life.

The 'Super Bass' rapper has urged her fans not to be afraid to experiment with who they want to be, after being named one of the hottest MC's in the world.

"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," Nicki told MTV News. "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 Jamica, Queens or South Africa or Brazil a moment to say, 'Oh wait, I can be a female rapper!". Yes, you really can."

Earlier this week the 'Moment 4 Life' rapper revealed plans to expand her career into the world of acting by 2013, after confirming she has started work on a mini-movie.

Nicki launched her second studio album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' this week, and recently wrapped her "saucy" music video for new single 'Starships'.