20 of the Best Nicki Minaj Guest Appearances
Before becoming one of hip-hop's most successful female figures, Nicki Minaj made a huge impact on the scene with her high-profile features. The first female to ever make MTV's annual Hottest MC List, her song credits landed her on the Billboard charts and allowed her to charge hefty rates for her sweet 16s well before she broke through into the mainstream music industry. Basically, her money was so tall that her Barbz had to climb it.
As the First Lady of Lil Wayne's illustrious Young Money crew, Nicki became a crowd favorite, virtually eclipsing the roster along with Drake. Her monster buzz set the bar (and the stage) for her debut album, Pink Friday, and the rest is history. With tracks like "Super Bass" and the Drizzy-assisted "Moment For Life" in tow, the album was a commercial smash, making Nicki one of the hottest tickets in hip-hop.
Her subsequent albums, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and The Pinkprint, only helped to solidify her status as the reigning queen of hip-hop. She's won numerous awards, broken records, scored a judge spot on American Idol and was one of the most Googled people in 2015 --"Anaconda" probably had nothing to do with that.
Nicki Minaj is an unstoppable force, with some even proclaiming that she's the most influential female rapper of all time. Rightfully so, having become the most charted female rapper ever back in 2013, it's impossible to ignore her impact on hip-hop culture. As a salute to one of the baddest females in the game, we've put together a list of 20 of her hottest guest spots over the past seven years. Barbz unite.