Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, and Doja Cat made Maxim's 2022 Hot 100 list, congrats to all the ladies, but what I want to discuss is that some people think Nicki Minaj actually made this list.
This gives Cardi B is "executive producer" on the "Bruised" soundtrack deja vu.
I do not believe Nicki Minaj made this list, and it's not just because that is not the job of a creative director, but because I could not fathom she would have chosen that photo from the MET Gala. Everyone knows that when someone uses that photo, they are being shady.
Now, I do believe that Nicki's relationship with the magazine influenced where they put the girls. Nicki was under the title "Icons and Megastars," while Megan, Cardi, and Doja were under "Sultry Songbirds."
Now, that does fit Doja Cat, but who the hell goes to Megan and Cardi to hear them sing??? The magazine could have made a Hip Hop title, but then Nicki would probably want to be under that, too, so they did what award shows do when they shove Doja Cat in R&B categories and just plopped Megan and Cardi B under the wrong title.
So, do y'all think Nicki played any role in this list?
Sidenote: I loved that Megan's blurb mentioned her mom and upcoming Netflix series, but they could have included some of her many awards cause people need reminding. Choose from her 4 American Music Awards, 5 BET Awards, 8 BET Hip Hop Awards, Billboard Award, 4 BMI Awards, or 3 Grammys.
Does any female rapper have more Grammys than Megan besides Lauryn Hill?
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