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You have to give credit where credit is due, Nicki Minaj is a successful female rapper that has built an empire over the past several years. Minaj holds the title of having the most singles on the Hot 100 chart and in a recent interview talked about how she played a major role in reintroducing female rappers into pop culture.

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Minaj in a recent interview with XXL said, “My role in hip-hop has been super unique because when my first album came out, there had been so much time where there wasn’t a female rap album out that went platinum.” While being a successful artist Minaj has also built a brand by selling cosmetics and fragrances. Some of her biggest influencers as an artist has been Eminem, Foxy Brown, Lauryn Hill and even her alleged flame Nas.

During the interview she also said, “I don’t think [female rappers] got that much credit. I think female rappers have always been dope and influential, but I think I sort of came in at a time where big business was paying attention, so I was able to capitalize off of a lot of deals and business ventures.” Minaj also discussed why she continues to thrive and how passionate she is to be successful.

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