I was arguing with some friends recently over who the greatest female rapper of all time is. Three people said Missy Elliot, another said Lil’ Kim, and one guy said Lauryn Hill. All good choices, but in my opinion, none are on the same level as Nicki Minaj. Sure, Nicki is the cheap pick. She’s got more commercial success than the others, so that makes her the mainstream selection, but she’s got commercial success for a reason. It’s because she’s excellent. She’s not “a good female rapper”, she’s just a flat out “good rapper”.
One friend told me that I can’t pick Nicki because she’s still in the prime of her career. That would be like saying LeBron is the best basketball player of all time while he’s still playing. To that I say, “so??”
Another thing that doesn’t hurt Nicki’s case is what she looks like. I know this conversation was about the ladies’ skills on the mic, BUT HAVE YOU SEEN HER?? She’s jaw-droppingly attractive. So what if it’s surgically enhanced a little? I certainly don’t mind. Just take a look at this outfit she recently showed off on her Instagram page.
I don’t care what you say. Case closed, argument done.