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Should the new wave of female rappers have Nicki Minaj to thank for their current presence in hip-hop?
With female rappers like Cardi B, Remy Ma, Young M.A. and more earning their respective plaves in the game, Nicki Minaj reveals that her hustle helped bring in the underrepresented group of females to the forefront.
The self-professed Queen of Rap recently sat down with XXL magazine, where she covers their 20th anniversary issue. The Young Money rapper confesses in the interview:
My role in hip-hop has been super unique becase when my first album came out, there had been so much time where there wasn’t a female rap album out, that went platinum. There wasn’t a big female rap presence right before I got in. So, my role was really introducing the female rapper to pop culture.
While Minaj sites her collabs with huge brands, such as MAC cosmetics, and recruiting some big names like Kanye and Eminem early in her career, there is no doubt that Nicki has worked to be one of the biggest female rappers out right now.
Peep the interview below: