*Nicki Minaj became the first the female rapper to make the cover of Marie Claire this month. In the magazine she expressed her desire to become a full-time actress.
Minaj has previously expressed her desire to do away with her bubblegum pop persona and get back to the essence of real hip hop. But now the star is claiming that she may distance herself from music altogether.
Her decision to make the transition from music artist to actress may likely be based off the success of first live-action feature, “The Other Woman,” which hits theaters April 2014.
In the meantime Minaj is finishing up her third album, which if all goes to plan may be her last.
“I at least want to do three more albums. If I can do that, I’ll feel complete,” she says. “One day, when I start getting a couple gray hairs, maybe it will all be only acting. I just never know.”
“I would be lying if I said I was not nervous,” she told the magazine. “I can’t blow this.”
Minaj attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, where she first declared her quest to hit the big screen “By the time I’m 19, I’m going to be Halle Berry status,” she told classmates.
But fate would have it that Minaj’s initial claim to fame would come from music and not acting.
Minaj recalled, “I really believed it and when it didn’t happen, I started getting more and more crushed.”
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