Nicki Minaj may be the poster child for female MCs in 2010, but she's destined for much more according to Laurie Ann Gibson.
Gibson, who's most famous for her stint on MTV's "Making the Band," and is currently working as Lady Gaga's Creative Director, says Ms. Minaj has the same qualities that made Gaga a pop phenomenon.
"What I love about Nicki is she has the eye of the tiger and she is fearless," Gibson told MTV News. "These are the components that I saw about three years ago in Lady Gaga. I thought, 'This is going to be fantastic.' Her swag is amazing.
"I'm really hoping next year she will be one of the biggest pop stars and the fact that it's a Black girl and an MC and out of nothing to something... we're determined," she continued. "She's incredible and hugely gifted."