The 22-year-old British star hopes he can challenge people`s notions that rappers are involved with drugs and violence and to also remind them that young people can be good members of society.
He explained: "When young people get talked about, it`s always negative: it`s ASBOs (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders) or shooting people or binge drinking. I want to be someone who represents people in a positive light. That`s become my prerogative.
The `Pass Out` hitmaker credits his Christian faith for keeping him on the right path and teaching him to treat people well.
He said: "I definitely believe in God. I pray as much as possible. I think it`s imperative to have faith or religion, because it`s good to have morals, to be kind to others."
Tinie - whose real name is Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu Jr. - also admitted he gets frustrated when people make assumptions about him because of his career as their perceptions are usually wrong.
He told The Observer magazine: "I get annoyed by people`s, almost, awe when they find out you aren`t what they were expecting you to be like, when they say, `Oh, you dress really well, you can speak well.`
"It gets on my nerves. Being a rapper is a career choice for me. I exist apart from that as a human being. I can be into foreign cinema. I can like to dress up as well."