Rapper Nicki Minaj is expanding her fashion empire by launching her own clothing collection.

The Starships hitmaker will unveil a range of apparel and accessories in collaboration with bosses at U.S. department store Kmart and website ShopYourWay.com - the same deal secured by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine to develop his own lifestyle brand.

A statement released by Minaj reads: "I am so excited to work with this iconic, mass retailer and to bring affordable fashion to my beautiful barbz (fans) all across the U.S."

Rocker Levine announced his fashion plans late on Tuesday (08Jan13).

Both stars' lines are set to debut later this year (13).