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Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj is eying another record in her budding music career. The Harajuku Barbie’s latest single “Starships” has been storming up the UK charts since its release last month.

“Starships” currently sits at number 5 on the UK Charts, up from number 9 a week ago, making it the first top 5 from a female rapper since Missy Elliott’s “4 My People.”

If the record continues to rise on the UK Charts, “Starships” would be the first single by a female rapper to reach that high.

MUSIC: Nicki Minaj “Starships”

Take into consideration that she has yet to perform the song live anywhere and has not release a music video. This makes her chance of topping the charts with “Starships” very high.

Nicki Minaj, who is still riding high of the success of her David Guetta assisted #1 single “Turn Me On”, has already set the record this year for the most viewed video on VEVO for her single “Stupid Hoe.”

2012 seems like another big year for the Trini rapper.