Nicki Minaj Time 100

Nicki Minaj, Leonardio DiCaprio, & Priyanka Chopra Grace TIME 100 Covers

Time magazine has unveiled their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and Hip Hop star Nicki Minaj, Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra are gracing 3 of six covers.

Nicki and Leo have been hailed as “icons” while Priyanka is recognized as an “artist.”

Lil Wayne took the honor of writing Nicki Minaj’s feature.

You know, in New York they used to have these street DVDs. It just so happened that I appeared in one, and when I looked at the finished product, Nicki Minaj was on a part of the DVD. I was like, “Woooooow!” She was just being Nicki without the glitz and glamour. When I heard the first two and four bars, it wasn’t even about her rapping better than any female rapper. It was about, man, she’s rapping better than other rappers—period.

I always wanted more for my artists and saw Nicki’s potential from the first moment I laid eyes on her. She’s reached far beyond everything I would have imagined. Man, she’s so influential and doing all the right things. She’s an icon, a boss and a role model to all these young girls out here on how to do it the right way. Her work ethic speaks volumes and has yielded these results. The scary thing is she’s still going. Ha! Nicki Minaj will go down as one of the best to do it in the history of music.

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