Rap superstar Nicki Minaj could be on her way back to New Zealand.

The Superbass hitmaker has just been named as a headliner for Australia's FOMO Festival, which will head to Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne across two weekends in January.

So will she add on a trip to New Zealand while she's here? It looks promising.

The festival often announces sideshows in New Zealand and earlier this year they delivered us Kaytranada and SZA.


They told a fan they would announce the NZ shows "soon".

If Minaj does return, it will be her first time here since 2012 when she played Spark Arena - then known as Vector Arena.

Her appearance here was pushed back to November because of a secret project, which was likely her stint as a judge on American Idol, on which she appeared alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson. She joined the project in September, when she was supposed to play in New Zealand.

If Nicki Minaj doesn't jump across the ditch to visit us, there's still a whole lineup full of other potential sideshows, including Kali Uchis, San Holo and Nicki's fellow headliners Rae Sremmurd and Lil Pump.

Keep your fingers crossed, Kiwi hip hop fans.