These Girls Are On Fire: 14 Groundbreaking Black Female Entertainers

From the unstoppable Beyoncé to funny lady Whoopi, these gals have opened countless doors for black women in the entertainment industry and beyond.
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Nicki Minaj

3. Nicki Minaj

Rarely can we listen to a song on repeat and feel a bit more empowered each time we belt out the lyrics. But we can’t seem to get enough of 30-year-old Nicki Minaj’s catchy tracks and eccentric personality. The revolutionary rapper has regularly topped the Billboard Hot 100 and her “Super Bass” single went quadruple-platinum. And even if you don’t fully get her alter-egos, you have to admit that they make American Idol a whole lot more entertaining.

“I don’t mind being called a weirdo,” Minaj told Interview Magazine. “There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do. But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper.”




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