Nicki Minaj has come a long way. From New York rap DVDs to being on one of the top record labels of this generation, Young Money. Nicki has soared high and overcame every obstacle thrown at her. Now, the Queens M.C. has found herself on Time Magazine’s top 100 influential people list with none other than her label boss, Lil Wayne, penning the article.

From the first time Lil Wayne heard Nicki on a rap DVD, he knew he was seeing something special. “When I heard the first two and four bars, it wasn’t even about her rapping better than any female rapper,” Lil Wayne wrote in Time. “It was about, man, she’s rapping better than other rappers—period.” Lil Wayne would go on to write how Nicki is an icon and a role model to the young girls who aspire to be successful. “Nicki Minaj will go down as one of the best to do it in the history of music,” Lil Wayne added in the Time article.

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The great things that Wayne wrote about Nicki, the Queen’s rapper definitely exemplifies. Nicki knows the influence she has and intends to use it to show that women can be bosses and demand the exact compensation and treatment men get. “Two of the things that I wanted to leave behind, [were] that I write my own raps, a man does not have to write down your thoughts,” Nicki said in Time interview.  “And number two, that I would become a mogul.” Minaj has definitely accomplished this and more. She was recently at the Whitehouse to discuss President Obama’s mentorship program and she is currently working on a sitcom based on her life growing up in Queens, called, “Nicki.”

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Nicki Minaj has shown that it’s possible to accomplish your dreams even with insurmountable odds.

Congrats to Nicki!

For the rest of Nicki’s interview and article on Time, go here.

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About The Author Erikka

Erikka is a NYC transplant by way of Philadelphia. She's a writer and media personality for The Radio Failed Podcast and has interviewed artists such as Mickey Factz, Dee1, and more!

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