Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj On How You Become Number One 

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Nicki Minaj is one of the most successful female rappers of all time  - but are there any other rappers out there who could challenge her spot at the top?

How do you become number one? Do it like no one else can

The most successful female rapper of all time is a woman of rare and substantial talents. Nicki Minaj walks the tricky line between rap credibility and pop celebrity, managing to remain authentic even when wearing shoes made from children’s toys.

Now, the 33-year-old has been offered a sitcom based on her childhood in Queens, NY. The only problem with being unique? Finding someone to portray you. 

“JUST BEING MYSELF, I TOUCH A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO MIGHT NEVER HAVE PAID MUCH ATTENTION TO A FEMALE RAPPER.” 
Nicki's Recipe For Success

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Nicki is not the only female rapper to have sent ripples through the music world; here are some other influential artists who may also deserve their own TV show sometime in the future… 

Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliott

No list of influential women would be complete without Missy Elliott, one of the very first female stars in the hip-hop scene. Club tracks and cult hits have seen her win many awards, including a Grammy for “Work It”.

 

 

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Iggy Azalea

Starting out with a YouTube channel in 2011, Iggy saw her fame rise quickly, hitting the top spot in the charts in 2014 with the song “Fancy”. She’s also worked on massive tracks with the likes of Ariana Grande and Rita Ora

© iggyazaleamusicVEVO // YouTube

M.I.A.

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A. broke into the public eye with the help of Slumdog Millionaire as her track “O… Sayawas nominated for an Oscar in the Best Song category. With 4 albums under her belt, she continues to be an influential artist both musically and politically. 

© MIAVEVO // YouTube

Little Simz

Little Simz is classed as one of the biggest rap discoveries in recent times. With celebrity fans like Jay-Z and a desire to avoid big labels and go her own way, the 21-year-old Brit is definitely one to look out for. 

 

 

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