"You could be the king but watch the queen conquer" - Nicki
Onika Miraj, better known as Nicki Minaj, has been killing the rap game over the past 6 years. She broke out with her first single, “Your Love” in 2010, but that wasn’t the first time she stepped onto the music scene: Before Nicki became a household name, she was known for a crazy, lyrical flow that was unmatched by any female rapper since the 90s.
Since her rise to fame, she’s kept her crown as the queen of rap. She’s released three major albums that have all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. She’s been featured on a slew of songs from different artists around the world and has proved that she can slay any track no matter the genre. From Justin Bieber to Beyoncé to Kanye West to Britney Spears, if Nicki’s on the track, it’s a hit.
15. Justin Bieber – “Beauty and a Beat” (2012)
The good ol’ days, when JB was sweet, innocent, and only looking for a beauty and a beat, Nicki gave him both. Nicki brilliantly rhymed “wiener” with “Selen-eeeeer”, delivering a one-of-a-kind, pop partying verse.
14. Britney Spears ft. Ke$ha- “Till the World Ends” (2011)
Britney was smart when she put Nicki on the remix to her already chart-topping release. It was way unexpected but definitely needed. Nicki shouts out the naysayers who were “mad” that Britney teamed up with her, telling them, “What, you tired? You need a break? / You was hot when? Ricki Lake!”
13. 2 Chainz – “I Luv Dem Strippers” (2012)
From threatening to steal your girl to letting any woman know that she’s the best and the baddest to putting a twist on “The Little Engine that Could,” Nicki goes hard on the track.