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Minaj producing first fragrance

Rap sensation Nicki Minaj is set to produce her first fragrance.

The Super Bass hitmaker has inked a deal with bosses at Give Back Brands LLC to release her debut perfume this autumn (12).

She tells Women's Wear Daily, "I have always been a huge fan of great fragrances. This is yet another extension of my creative expression. I designed the scent and bottle with my Barbz (fans) in mind."

This isn't the first time the fashion-forward hip-hop star has delved into the beauty industry - she created her own line of nail polish with OPI and earlier this year (12) signed up to front a new M.A.C. Cosmetics campaign.