Nicki Minaj doesn’t only want her name in music history anymore, she wants it in the app history book too. After being deceived by the MTV Video Music Awards, Minaj is betting on a smartphone game to regain her desired spotlight.
The notoriously famous rapper will be launching the smartphone video game somewhere in the summer of 2017 in a partnership with Glu Mobile. Glu Mobile is the developer of the very successful “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”, which is said to have earned Kardashian tens of millions of dollars in royalties.
Minaj had a Twitter war to fight last month with Taylor Swift concerning the VMA nominations and this tuned out better than expected. Minaj managed to gather a great number of supporters on social media, which also happens to be equal to Kardashian’s: 102 million followers on the all-favorite Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
It is not only the fans that Minaj doesn’t need to worry about anymore, but also the money. Promoting her game would have been a great investment, but now that so many fans are backing her up she will not have to lift a finger. She just has to sit back and let rumors do the job for her.
In the meantime, Glu Mobile is looking like a company that grows confident based on their reputation. Their second-quarter results uncovered a revenue of $57.5 million. They also seem to be delighted about working with Nicki Minaj.
“We look forward to combining Nicki’s distinctive style and massive global appeal with Glu’s celebrity social gaming expertise.”
These were Niccolo de Masi’s statements when approached about the company’s partnership with Minaj. Glu also stated that they have signed a deal with Jason Statham from Fast and Furious for a game entitled Sniper X: Kill Control. As with Minaj’s game, the company is confident that this one is going to be a total success.
For the time being, Minaj’s performance will have to suffice until the summer of 2017. She and Glu might give us teasers along the way, but the final product will be properly judged only when it comes out and not before.
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