Nicki Minaj is eager to transfer her music success to a career in Hollywood and has named Will Smith and director Tim Burton as her dream collaborators.
The Moment 4 Life hitmaker admits she always intended to forge a name for herself as an actress, but "fell" into the hip-hop industry by chance - and suddenly found herself tipped as the next biggest thing in rap.
But Nicki Minaj is keen to return to her acting roots.
She tells Entertainment Weekly, "I went to school to be an actress. I never expected to be a rapper. It just fell in my lap. So 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."
And she's got big plans for Hollywood: "I want to work with Will Smith, because he's a very successful rapper turned actor and therefore a role model. And Tim Burton because I love his crazy imagination. He comes up with these characters that are just so fascinating."