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Nicki Minaj to launch Kim Kardashian-style app

Rapper Nicki Minaj is set to follow in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian by launching her own smartphone game.

The reality TV star has made an estimated $20 million from sales of her popular app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, and Minaj has now become the latest celebrity to follow suit by teaming with the company behind the game to launch her own version.

The Starships hitmaker has signed a deal with bosses at Glu and her first game is set to debut in mid-2016, according to the New York Post.

Other stars who have signed up with Glu include pop singers Britney Spears and Katy Perry, and Hollywood action man Jason Statham.