Nicki Minaj isn't opposed to pursuing acting full-time
Rapper Nicki Minaj is considering giving up the microphone to become a full-time actress after three more albums.
The Super Bass hitmaker, who studied performing arts in school, made her feature film debut as the voice of Steffie in 2012's Ice Age: Continental Drift, and went on to appear in 2014 romantic comedy The Other Woman, as the outspoken assistant of Cameron Diaz's character.
She further honed her comedy chops in this summer's (16) release, Barbershop: The Next Cut, and Nicki admits she wouldn't be opposed to making acting her main gig once she's achieved her music goals.
"I at least want to do three more albums," she told the November (16) issue of Marie Claire magazine. "If I can do that, I'll feel complete...
"One day, when I start getting a couple gray hairs, maybe it will all be only acting. I just never know... I've kind of become the poster child for doing the things that no one expects."
Another goal Nicki has previously addressed is settling down and starting a family, and the hip-hop star, who is dating fellow rapper Meek Mill, confesses she has already started to change her way of thinking to ensure she is mature enough to one day have a child.
She reveals experiencing a "weird epiphany" while on tour in Australia in 2012 prompted her to start appreciating every moment of her life.
"For the first time, I allowed myself to feel proud of where music had gotten me, and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude," Nicki recalled. "You feel the need to pay it forward, which starts with analysing yourself with a true desire to grow."
She continued, "I was praying every day, 'You know what, Lord? I want to be a mum one day, and I want to start becoming the woman who I want to parent my child.' I wanted all of the feelings of entitlement to leave me... I didn't want to become a person who wasn't enjoying the moment."
Nicki, who is currently working on the follow-up to 2014's The Pinkprint album, is inching ever closer to marriage. She has been dating Meek since early 2015, and he previously promised to gift his girlfriend with three rings, with the third being the one he proposes with.
She has since received two of the diamond studded jewels, so it appears it's only a matter of time before the couple becomes engaged.
- Cover Media