Your leader Nicki Minaj is the #6 rapper on our Hottest MCs in the Game list for 2010 and the first woman to ever join the esteemed round-up. To celebrate her rank, lyrical talent and penchant for entertaining faces, she’s appearing on “RapFix Live” today, Thursday (October 28), at 4pm to chat with Sway via a stream here on RapFix and MTV.com at 4 p.m. ET. The show is pre-taped.
Following Sunday’s MTV2 premiere of the “2010 Hottest MCs in the Game,” we rounded up questions for Nicki Minaj from you, the fans, via Twitter to @MTVRapFix with the hashtag #hottestmcs and #rapfixlive and your.mtv.com. Tweet us throughout the show for your chance to connect with the Nickster.
As for how she made #6, aside from the fact that Nicki had a radio staple this summer with the Annie Lennox-sampling single “Your Love” — which hit #1 on Billboard‘s Rap Songs chart — she really set herself apart by outshining other MCs on their own tracks. Counting guest appearances among Kanye West, Rick Ross and Jay-Z (‘Yeezy’s “Monster”) and Ludacris (“My Chick Bad”) and her show-stealing appearance on DJ Khaled’s star-studded “All I Do Is Win” remix, she killed each feature. She also stood out among her crew on Young Money’s “Bedrock” and “Roger That” while arguably out-spitting Drake on his own song, “Up All Night.”
But Nicki’s appeal wasn’t just limited to hip-hop.
Christina Aguilera called on her for “Woohoo,” Sean Kingston recruited her for the reggae-tinged “Letting Go,” Usher tapped her for “Lil Freak,” and labelmate Jay Sean did the same for his pop hit “2012.” And to further cement her status as the top feature artist of 2010, Trey Songz’s “Bottoms Up” is currently #2 on Billboard‘s R&B Songs chart. On top of all that, her debut album, Pink Friday, doesn’t even drop until next month.
Is it possible to be any hotter than Miss Minaj? We seriously doubt it.
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