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Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll to be auctioned for charity

Singer Nicki Minaj has had a busy year. From Grammy nominations to AMA awards and hit songs, what could be next for Minaj. Billboard reports that Mattel will make a one-of-a-kind Nicki Minaj Barbie doll available for auction at CharityBuzz.com, to be showcased at Divine Design's five-day event and gala at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Bids will be received through Dec. 19 and will start at $1,000. Previous celebrities who've had a one-of-a-kind Barbie auctioned off at the event include Carol Channing, Rachel Zoe and Janet Jackson. All proceeds will benefit Project Angel Food, which provides food for men, woman and children affected by HIV and AIDS.

"It's just a one of a kind, limited edition for charity, and so I never thought Mattel would even pay attention to me," Minaj said. "For me this is a very major moment, because it just shows that you can come from nothing and still be a force in the main world, a business woman, and hopefully a mogul one day. It shows that my Barbz are special, and everyone loves them as much as I love them, so I want to thank them most importantly."

"Barbie is obviously a pop culture icon. She's been in the spotlight for over 50 years, and strikes that chord with girls of all ages in terms of being representative of the times. And Nicki is a big part of pop culture and also huge within the fashion industry, as well as a big Barbie fan," says Stefani Yocky, a Barbie spokeswoman. "It's really exciting for us that she's been so generous to allow us to create this one-of-a-kind doll to support such an important cause."

To find out more or to place a bid, visit: CharityBuzz.com

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