Battle Of The Femcee's, Team Cardi B Or Team Nicki Minaj?
Everyone thought the air was clear after a photo circulated the web of Cardi B and Nicki Minaj seemingly reconciling whatever differences they had. That was back in May, and after their most recent Fashion Week situation we know that the two rap stars are still at odds.
Despite the drama, below are some historical milestones that both female rap stars have easily surpassed. Who has the best track record? Yes Nicki has YEARS on Cardi, but you can’t knock Cardi B’s come up! Who do y’all think is better?
1. Cardi B went from being a stripper in the strip club to a Billboard chart-topping artist. The 25-year-old rapper saw her first #1 pop hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Bodak Yellow." She is only the second female rapper to have a #1 on the Hot 100, Lauryn Hill was the first.
2. She became the first rapper and only the third act to have her first three records on the Hot 100 end up in the top 10 simultaneously. The two acts before her to achieve such a noteworthy accomplishment in music history were The Beatles and Ashanti. The three hit's that made this possible were "Bodak Yellow," "No Limit," and "Motorsport." So no, no one hit wonder over here!
3. It's important to remember that Cardi B's initial claim to fame was staring on VH1's hit show Love &. Hip Hop. Cardi B is pretty much the only reality show star that was able to transform into a truly successful rapper. She is now a global phenomenon, and this all happened over the past three years.
4. The new mom was also the first women with five simultaneous top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. Prior to this, Kendrick Lamar and Drake were the only two rappers to launch five songs into the top 10; therefore, Cardi added her name to another short historical list in Rap! She also broke Beyoncé's record, for female artists in the process! Queen B had four hits on the chart back in 2016.
1. First of all, Nicki Minaj is the best selling female rapper of all time. Yes there are many other greats like Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, and Lil Kim, but Nicki's sales have crossed over the 50 million range! Most notably, "Super Bass" was 8X platinum, and "Starships" 6X. Many believe that Nicki Minaj has earned the title "Queen of Rap" for these very reasons.
2. Before Cardi B, Nicki was the highest charting solo female rapper. In 2014, "Anaconda" didn't gain the number one spot, but it peaked at #2 on the Hot 100. Put some respekt on her name!
3. Nicki Minaj BROKE Aretha Franklin's record and currently has more entries on the Hot 100 than any other female artist in history. The Queen Radio host has 76 Billboard Hot 100 entries.
4. In late 2010 her Pink Friday album reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, and her hit single "Super Bass" peaked at #2 on the Hot 100. Go Nicki!