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Nicki Minaj gives Lil Wayne sports car for birthday

Nicki Minaj celebrated her mentor Lil Wayne's 30th birthday on Thursday (27Sep12) by presenting him with a $70,000 three-wheeled sports car.

The Starships hitmaker purchased a red Campagna T-Rex for her Young Money Entertainment boss as a thank you gift for all of his support during her career, and she had the small two-seater customised with the message, "Nicki Loves Tunechi", in reference to Wayne's nickname.

The pricey item was presented to the stunned birthday boy during a party in Hollywood on Thursday night and Minaj took to her Twitter.com blog on Friday (28Sep12) to show off pictures of the speedy vehicle, a cross between a motorcycle and a car.

According to TMZ.com, the T-Rex reaches speeds of 150 miles-per-hour (241.4 kilometres-per-hour).

The cost of the sports car is unlikely to have made much of a dent in Minaj's savings account - she reportedly banked $12 million just to sign on as a judge for the new season of American Idol.

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