Yesterday (May 1st), female rapping sensation Nicki Minaj announced details of her 2012 North American Tour dates - and yes, Texas fans, she'll be coming to the Lone Star state!

Minaj is set to kick off her Pink Friday world tour in Australia on Wednesday, May 16th, and she'll be heading to North America exactly two months later, with the first stop in Chicago. Her visit to Texas will be a short one, but amazing nonetheless, with a show in Houston on July 28th at the Bayou Music Center, and a show in Dallas the following night at the Verizon Theater.

Here's the full list of North American Tour Dates:

July 16 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
July 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit
July 19 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre at Playhouse Square
July 22 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre Atlanta
July 24 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
July 26 – Birmingham, AL – Boutwell Auditorium
July 28 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
July 29 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 31 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
August 2 – Denver, CO – Wells Fargo Theatre
August 4 – Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
August 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
August 11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
August 12 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre