A Nicki Minaj app is in the works, and we couldn't be more excited. Take a look at eight other celebs who moonlight as app designers (and try not to blow too much money on in-app purchases!).
Our iPhones are about to get a whole lot fiercer. The "Anaconda" singer just announced that she was teaming up with Glu—the developers who graced us with Kim Kardashian's mobile game—and creating her own app. Minimal details have been spilled about the untitled game, which follows her 2011 My Pink Friday app, but we do know that it will feature Nicki's likeness and is set to drop sometime next summer. Ready or not, here it comes.
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Alicia Keys, 'The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee'
Alicia Keys is reaching a whole new demographic in the app world. The Grammy Award-winning singer is the proud mastermind behind The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee, a series of apps that centers around an 8-year-old girl and her grandmother. Through both songs and storytellings, young players can explore various storybooks, hone their musical skills on a virtual piano or write their own works of fiction. We approve!
A zombie apocalypse is coming, and Shaq is mankind's only hope (seriously). In Shaq's free app, ShaqDown, players assume the identity of the basketball star and battle the ravenous undead. Hey, it seems like Shaq would be a pretty solid zombie slayer, don't you think?
If you ever wanted to Zen out with the hip-hop mogul, now's your chance. Earlier this summer, Russell Simmons released Meditation Made Simple, a free app that teaches people how to achieve inner stillness. The app, which complements his book of the same name, features techniques and peaceful vibrations that helps meditation newbies achieve the ultimate bliss.
Do you have the vocal chops to compete against Mariah Carey? Mimi's app, Mariah Carey-oke, let's players belt their hearts out agains the diva herself. Featuring songs like "Touch My Body" and "Shake it Off," users can earn points by training their voices to sound more and more like Mariah. Get ready to feel like the ultimate diva.
Who doesn't need some Snoop Dogg (Lion?) Photoshop in their lives? The rapper-turned-reggae-artist is the proud creator of Snoopify, a photo-editing app that allows users to place illustrated money, chains and—yes—joints in their pictures. Our advice: Make sure your Instagram is on private before uploading any Snoopified pics.
Kandi Burruss is bringing our love of card games to the app store. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is the face of Kandi Koated Spades, an app that allows you to play Spades with other Kandi Koated fiends while trash-talking your opponents. The best part? You can play your own music while crushing the game.
Surprise! The King of Autotune has come out with I Am T-Pain 2.0, an app that allows users to Autotune their voices. You can either sing along to songs and beats included on the app or tunes that you have downloaded to your mobile device. We could all use a little more Autotune in our lives. Or nah?
Temple Run is so 2013. Meek Mill is the brains behind Bike Life, a Temple Run-type game that challenges users to navigate an ATV through a course full of sudden turns and numerous obstacles. The twist? You are being chased throughout the police through the entire game. Users can assume the identity of a variety of characters including rapper Rick Ross and—who else?—Meek's boo, Nicki Minaj.