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Nicki Minaj Covers TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Issue

Nicki Minaj has been named one of the most influential icons of 2016 by Time Magazine. In a new spread, the rap star’s icon status was put to pen by the man who plucked her out of obscurity — Lil Wayne himself. Via TIME:

You know, in New York they used to have these street DVDs. It just so happened that I appeared in one, and when I looked at the finished product, Nicki Minaj was on a part of the DVD. I was like, “Woooooow!” She was just being Nicki without the glitz and glamour. When I heard the first two and four bars, it wasn’t even about her rapping better than any female rapper. It was about, man, she’s rapping better than other rappers—period.

I always wanted more for my artists and saw Nicki’s potential from the first moment I laid eyes on her. She’s reached far beyond everything I would have imagined. Man, she’s so influential and doing all the right things. She’s an icon, a boss and a role model to all these young girls out here on how to do it the right way. Her work ethic speaks volumes and has yielded these results. The scary thing is she’s still going. Ha! Nicki Minaj will go down as one of the best to do it in the history of music.


Nice! Also on the list this year weere Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Curry, Kendrick Lamar, Taraji P. Henson, director Ryan Coogler, Idris Elba, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. Inpressive lineup, right?

What do you think of this year’s most influential list??

TIME Magazine



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