Nicki Minaj is convinced that she’ll “get a Grammy eventually.”

The hip hop star had one of the biggest hits in the US in 2012 with her multiplatinum song Starships.

And her latest album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded has achieved gold status.

"I've gotten tons of awards and I believe when it's my time to get a Grammy, I'll get a Grammy," Nicki told the Associated Press.

"I think that the Grammys had a different reason, that I do not want to discuss, and that's just between me and them. But I respect their organisation and I'll get a Grammy eventually. I'm not worried about it."

Nicki received three Grammy nominations last year including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album for her platinum selling debut album Pink Friday.

But the 30-year-old singer said her main focus is on her worldwide fan base rather than critics and awards.

"I understand that artists and critics make a big deal over the Grammys,” she said.  “But when I go to my shows and I'm selling out arenas in London, and when I'm in Australia and Japan, there aren't any Grammys there.

"There are human beings who I've touched. There are human beings who are inspired by me, who I love dearly. And that's what my career is based on."

The Grammys take place in Los Angeles on February 10.