Nicki Minaj is one of the most decorated female rappers of all time. She regularly breaks records and makes history, which only adds to her already established legacy.
However, the Queens native seemingly had something to prove this week. On Monday (July 3), she took to social media to flex her stats shortly after Spotify released a list of the 50 most streamed rap albums in the platform’s history.
Nicki Minaj was one of only two women to make the list, with The Pinkprint placing at No. 39. But her longtime rival Cardi B scored the title of most streamed female rap album in Spotify history with Invasion Of Privacy landing on the No. 16 spot.
While the list spurred intense debate between their respective fanbases, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to remind doubters of her stats.
“Last rap song to debut #1?,” she asked, referencing 2022’s “Super Freaky Girl,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The last time a woman debuted at No. 1 with a solo rap track was Lauryn Hill, who accomplished the feat with “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998.
“Highest first week album sales second only to Ms. Lauryn Hill,” she declared. “Yikes. Pink Friday dropped 13 years ago.”
Nicki Minaj Flaunts “Super Freaky Girl” 2x-Platinum Plaque
Minaj also showed off a new “Super Freaky Girl” platinum plaque on her Instagram Story. “The last rap song to go #1 is now double going on triple platinum,’ she wrote.
Additionally, Nicki Minaj pointed out she earned the highest debut for a female rap solo song in 2023 with “Red Ruby Da Sleeze” and scored the two biggest debuts for female rap collabs this year. “Will the #PinkTape be the 1st rap album to go #1 in 2023?” she teased.
In a follow-up tweet, Minaj asked her loyal fanbase The Barbz to send her a list of the most streamed rappers on Spotify, where she ranked 10th, the highest-placed woman.
But Nicki Minaj wasn’t done, and the honors kept rolling in. When one fan mentioned she’s the most streamed female rapper this year, Minaj added, “Last year too, no? Let’s check.”
Check out her other tweets below.