Rapper Nicki Minaj has launched her own make-up range in association with Viva Glam Mac, along with singer Ricky Martin.

Nicki Minaj

"When I was chosen by MAC cosmetics to be the next Viva Glam spokesperson, I wanted to hug everyone that worked at MAC for giving me this opportunity. I've always wanted to be a Viva Glam girl," contactmusic.com quoted Minaj as saying.

The make-up range aims to help HIV/AIDS-affected people of all ages. According to their website, "Every cent of the selling price of MAC Viva Glam lipstick and lipgloss is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund."

Martin said in a statement: "I am very honoured to be chosen as the first Latin man to be a spokesperson for this beautiful cause. We want to talk about things that really matter, and obviously HIV/AIDS is one of those -- and in my case, HIV/AIDS and the cure for kids with HIV."