5 Reasons Nicki Minaj Will Remain Queen In 2014


One of the many criticisms that come with success and popularity? Authenticity. Some—especially those that followed Nicki Minaj on her come-up—have harped that the queen of rap had somewhat abandoned the raw, edgy style that hooked us in the beginning. Hit pop songs like “Starships” and “Pound the Alarm” live as a testament to that. But Nicki’s clearly been tapping into her mixtape roots lately and showing us that she never lost a step. Here, a few reasons why the Barb will reign supreme this year. —Roenny Hernandez