Nicki Minaj wants to be the next Meryl Streep.
The 33-year-old rapper – who made her movie debut in 2014’s ‘The Other Woman’ and will star in the upcoming ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ – is a huge fan of the Oscar-winning actress and would love to emulate her diversity in movie projects by taking on a number of very different roles.
She said: “I want to do something very serious.
“Meryl Streep is one of my favourite artists of all time. She blows me away in just about everything she does. I love how she can go from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ to ‘The Iron Lady’ — she’s so incredible in that.
“My dream would be to have that type of acting career, where I can do both things believably.”
As well as her rapping and acting careers, Nicki is also working with ABC on a sitcom about her childhood and she admits she has got “too involved” with the project, much to her own surprise.
She told the new issue of Billboard magazine: “I am maybe too involved. Two days ago I was in casting. I’m going back tomorrow.
“I found one girl who I’m obsessed with who might play me, and someone who could rival her. So I’ve been coaching them both. I do a beat, let them rap. I do little dances with them.
“It has been magical. I didn’t even know I had it in me, but I love children so much.”
The ‘Super Bass’ hitmaker is taking inspiration from Chris Rock’s ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ for the show.
She explained: “I narrate this show, like Chris Rock narrates ‘Everybody Hates Chris’. It was little differences that made that show stand out. I want to have those nuances.
“My first day, I said to the casting director, ‘This will not be a cliched black show.’ “