Watch Your Back, Meryl: Nicki Minaj Wants Your Job

Serious Actress School has a new matriculant.

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Like her "Feeling Myself" collaborator (opens in new tab) Beyoncé Gisele Knowles, Nicki Minaj is also interested in crossing over to the act-y side (opens in new tab), where she shall prove her range in both rom-coms and heavy period dramas.

"I want to do something very serious," the blonde, bobbed one (opens in new tab) said in an interview with Billboard (opens in new tab). "Meryl Streep is one of my favorite artists of all time. She blows me away in just about everything she does. I love how she can go from The Devil Wears Prada to The Iron Lady—she's so incredible in that."

In case you forgot, Minaj went to a performing arts high school where she majored in acting, and already has a few acting credits under her belt: She assured Cameron Diaz she could totally beat up Leslie Mann if it came to it in The Other Woman, and on Saturday Night Live, she once delivered an impressive Beyoncé impersonation. Watch these crown jewels from her oeuvre below.

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.