"Nicki loves England for the heritage and the countryside. She has been scouring the web for a place.

Nicki Minaj

Her inspiration is the pink palace 60s movie star Jayne Mansfield had in Hollywood," a source said. In keeping with the title of her new album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded', she is also said to be planning to install a pink, heart-shaped swimming pool, buy a pink Rolls-Royce for the driveway and have a special area built to house flamingos.

Fames for her whacky outfits, Minaj is often compared to fellow eccentric Lady Gaga, but said the comparisons can get a bit tedious.

"We are in completely different lanes. Gaga's a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way. She's opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane, and we never cross. Ever," she said.