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Talent agency Wilhelmina signs rapper Nicki Minaj

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/29/2017
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs "Do You Mind" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Wilhelmina talent and modeling agency has signed Nicki Minaj to its celebrity division. The agency said in a statement Wednesday, March 29, 2017 it will work to further the six-time American Music Award winner's influence in fashion and beauty. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs "Do You Mind" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Wilhelmina talent and modeling agency has signed Nicki Minaj to its celebrity division. The agency said in a statement Wednesday, March 29, 2017 it will work to further the six-time American Music Award winner's influence in fashion and beauty. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wilhelmina talent and modeling agency has signed Nicki Minaj to its celebrity division.

The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it will work to further the six-time American Music Award winner's influence in fashion and beauty.

"She is a style pioneer and an icon," Wilhelmina CEO Bill Wackermann said.

Minaj said of Wilhelmina in the statement: "They get me," adding: "I love the synergy between my music and how it inspires my fashion."

Known for bold and often risque looks, the nine-time Grammy nominee is a regular on fashion show front rows around the world. She was filmed just days before the recent London attacks posing in a black-and-silver dress and jeweled headpiece on Westminster Bridge, reportedly for a new video promoting a track she collaborated on with Drake and Lil Wayne.

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