Minaj backs AIDS campaign after family tragedy

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2012, 17:08 PM IST

London: Rapper Nicki Minaj is lending her support to an AIDS-awareness campaign because her uncle died from the disease when she was a teenager.

The 29-year-old has taken over from Lady Gaga as the public face of Viva Glam, the fundraising offshoot of cosmetics giant MAC, which raises cash for HIV testing programmes and anti-AIDS groups, reported Daily Star.

"He was a police officer. He didn`t fit the stereotype and that was very eye-opening for me," Minaj said.

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