Singer Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California on February 24, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Gus Ruelas

London - Nicki Minaj claims she has never had plastic surgery on her face.

The 'Moment 4 Life' singer insists she has never gone under the knife in a bid to enhance the appearance of her nose and that her changing features are all down to dramatic make-up.

The 30-year-old rapper told 'Extra': "I've never had surgery on my face. They'll see contour and they'll think you had surgery on your nose, no no no, look at RuPaul's drag race and you'll see how you can make your nose look any shape you want.

"When people see my makeup they think all types of crazy things that I'm doing to my skin, but it's makeup."

Nicki recently revealed that she hopes to carve out a career as an actress and is looking for the "right movie" for her big screen debut.

The 'Pound the Alarm' rapper has even hired a movie agent but is waiting for the right project to come along.

She previously said: "I would love to act, it just has to be the right project, the right movie.

"I have an agent, and we are looking at a couple of scripts, so we'll see."

However, the 'American Idol' judge is adamant she won't follow in the footsteps of singers such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and her fellow judge Mariah Carey by playing a "stereotypical" role as a musician.

She added: "It won't be nothing stereotypical about a singer." - Bang Showbiz