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Nicki Minaj is embracing being labelled a pop star but says she doesn't know which genre she fits into anymore.
The Young Money rapper has received mixed reviews for her latest chart-topping album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, with her loyal Barbz loving the various sounds while critics say she has "sold out" on hip-hop.
"Oh God... I've heard so many things about myself that I don't know who I am anymore," Nicki told NME.
"World's biggest pop star? People call me 'pop star' as a diss. But pop stars shouldn't be disrespected because they make amazing music."
Nicki, who deleted her Twitter account last month, says there are times when the pressure of fame becomes too much.
"So much is taken out of you that you lose yourself. I feel like I've set the bar too high, so I always have to be 'on'. I can identify with Marilyn in that people saw a beautiful woman, but inside was a fragile little girl," she explained.
Which genre would you put Nicki in?