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Minaj's childhood color fantasy

Flamboyant music superstar Nicki Minaj has revealed her obsession with brightly-colored clothes stems from her poor childhood.

The Super Bass hitmaker is known for her outrageous fashion styles, and she admits her love of pink started when she was unable to dress up like a princess as a little girl because of her family's financial problems.

She tells Britain's The Sun, "I didn't have my own room, I shared with my brother, so I would have this daydream and imagine that one day I could have my own room and it would all be pink, like Cinderella's. So I guess pink takes me back to that time and it just feels euphoric when I wear it. I love it."