Nicki Minaj Wants to Work with Will Smith and Tim Burton

Nicki Minaj Wants to Work with Will Smith and Tim Burton

Ready to put some real effort into her acting skill, the femcee talks about her aspirations

Published June 7, 2011

Nicki Minaj is a true character. The female rapper puts 150% into every visual, and rightfully so. The trained actor says she just fell into rap, sort of. But now, the queen of Young Money is ready to get her film career going.


Over the weekend, Nicki presented at the MTV Movie Awards. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she revealed her big screen plans. "I would like to get an acting gig. I hope that when I am done with the tour I can go back and do some acting. That is my long-term goal," she said.


Nicki, originally a student of film, continued to go into detail about her Hollywood aspirations, which include working with Will Smith and director Tim Burton. "I want to work with Will Smith, because he’s a very successful rapper turned actor and therefore a role model,” she said. "And Tim Burton because I love his crazy imagination. He comes up with these characters that are just so fascinating and the costumes and just creates these whole worlds."


Well, Nicki will be getting her practice on during the Britney Spears tour, for which she plans on getting "theatrical." She explained, "There will be costume changes and hair changes. Lots of sexy outfits and dancing. I don’t know how to do things normal and boring. Why? People pay good money for concert tickets these days.”

(Photo: Jeff Daly/PictureGroup)

Written by Kim Osorio


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