Nicki Minaj reckons that she has a lot in common with Lady Gaga because as artists they are both "awkward" and do the "non-pretty thing".
The 'Super Bass' hitmaker and Lady Gaga have been propelled into super stardom, but Minaj has attributed this to the notion that it's good to be different and "OK to be weird".
In her MTV documentary, 'Nicki Minaj: My Time Is Now', the Young Money star said: "We both do the awkward non-pretty thing. What we're saying - what I'm saying anyway - is that it's OK to be weird. Any maybe your weird is my normal. Who's to say? I think it's an attitude we both share."
Lady Gaga is a fan of Nicki Minaj as she was seen enjoying her support act for Britney Spears on her 'Femme Fatale' tour show in New York last week.
Minaj was filmed for the documentary last November, and while the rapper is known for her fierce persona and aggressive lyrics, she has confessed that she was always concerned over being "too real" but now she's found her stride.
"I was afraid I'd been too real - that I'd shown too much of the actual person behind Nicki Minaj. Someone once told me, 'People love the facade of pop stars. It's not good to be a real person.' So I lost sleep over it. But then I met tons of people who said, 'I've become a fan of yours after watching that documentary.'," she explained. "I'm realising now that I'm never really going to know the rules. I just have to play."