News: Nicki Minaj Describes 'Major' Career Moment, "It Just Shows You Can Come From Nothing & Still Be A Force"
Saturday, Dec 3, 2011 8:19PM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj continues to live out her dreams heading into 2012 with a new limited edition creation of her very own Barbie doll.
Opening up about a new limited edition doll slated to debut this month, Minaj described the toy's creation as a career-defining moment.
"It's just a one of a kind, limited edition for charity, and so I never thought Mattel would even pay attention to me," she beamed on the red carpet at Billboard's Women in Music event in NYC on Friday (Dec. 2). "For me this is a very major moment, because it just shows that you can come from nothing and still be a force in the main world, a business woman, and hopefully a mogul one day." (Billboard)
Fans will be able to start making bids Wednesday (December 7) through mid-December.
Ever since the singer broke out on the scene, her die-hard fans started calling themselves Barbies (or "Barbz" for short) because of the singer's blonde hair and affinity for all things pink. Minaj's debut album was called "Pink Friday." Charitybuzz will start taking bids on Dec. 19. The bids will start at $1,000. All proceeds will benefit Project Angel Food, which provides food for men, woman and children affected by HIV and AIDS. A Katy Perry doll will be auctioned off as well, according to Mattel. (CBS News)
Along with Nicki, a doll is also being made for pop star Katy Perry.
Seeing as Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry have already technically modeled their entire makeup, hair, and wardrobe after Barbie (though, in all fairness, Barbie has never had to worry about a nip slip), it seemed only fitting that Mattel would transform the singers into their iconic dolls. (Entertainment Weekly)
Outside of dolls, the rap star's Pink Friday debut has sold over 1.6 million copies to date.
Evening things out in Top 50 is Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday jumping up 47 slots to No. 50 with 22,800. With 53 weeks in the books, her debut album has sold 1,663,300 copies to date. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent Nicki Minaj footage below: