Young Money’s Nicki Minaj has been exposed as a big fan of hit reality television series “The Jersey Shore” and especially the show’s star, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
According to Snooki, the self-proclaimed “Barbie” keeps herself abreast with the weekly “Jersey Shore” adventures.
“The most recent [unexpected fan] would probably be [rapper] Nicki Minaj,” Snooki revealed in an interview. “I met her at Salute the Troops for VH1 and she was backstage and I was like, ‘I really want to meet her!’ And they went up to her and she was like, ‘Yeah I want to meet Snooki’, so, you know, we kind of like hit it off. She’s a big fan of the show.” (CNN)
Last summer, Nicki named Snooki as one of many entertainers she would recruit to create a fantasy all-women group.
She revealed that Hermione, the female character from Harry Potter, would be the first recruit. “You know in Boyz II Men, how there was that one dude that never sang, but just talked?” she asked. “Hermione would do the talking stuff because she has the [British] accent.” Next up, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie and reality star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi would make the band. “She would be like one of the backup dancers,” Minaj said of the “Jersey Shore” cast member. The all-star lineup rounds out with two veteran Grammy winners. “We would have to have Lauryn Hill, like have to, and we would have to have Cyndi Lauper ’cause she’s funny, she’s crazy,” explained the “Your Love” hitmaker. “[Cyndi] reminds me of myself and I love her voice. I would produce her in the studio and be like, ‘Cyndi, give it to me like this, I want that feeling, I want that stuff.'” (Rap-Up)
In late 2010, Minaj revealed her mission to eventually follow in the footsteps of actress Angelina Jolie.
“I’d like to play someone in a Tim Burton movie, where I get dressed up and painted and crazy,” Minaj reveals within her cover feature interview. “Then I want to be able to do some action stuff, like Angelina Jolie…And then I’d like to just play a regular girl who, you know, is facing the world. Something really sentimental and organic, that girls all around the world can identify with. You know, how Jada Pinkett Smith did in Jason’s Lyric.” (KING)
Actor/rapper Bow Wow recently revealed Minaj lost a movie role in his Lottery Ticket film.
“To be honest, Nicki was close to being [the character] ‘Nikki’ in the movie. I called Nicki and said, ‘Yo, I think you should audition for this role.’ “Unfortunately, Bow’s bid to get Minaj some screen time was unsuccessful: The part eventually went to R&B vixen Teairra Mari. “I thought [Minaj] did good, but unfortunately you know how things don’t work out.” (MTV)
Check out some recent Nicki Minaj footage down below: