AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj is solidifying herself in the world of rappers. Having had the records as the first female rapper to ever win BET Awards' Best Female Hip-Hop Artist category for seven years in a row and as the first woman to have 100 career appearances on Billboard Hot 100, the "Yikes" hitmaker makes history by becoming the richest female MC of all time.
Breaking the news was the "Barbie Dreams" spitter's record label, Young Money Entertainment, via its official Instagram account. "@nickiminaj has become the first female rapper in history to amass a $100 million net worth #QueenTingz," her company boasted in the post dated Monday, March 16.
Minaj's latest achievement was warmly welcomed by her fans. One commented, "she's really sitting with the kings of hip hop." Another gushed, "Damn the most beautiful creature on the planet and big ole bag god keeps blessing her cause real ni**as do real s**t." A third raved, "Hhhh yeah come on b**ch ,,, show them who's the Queen bb."
Minaj signed a contract with Young Money back in 2009 after being discovered by Lil Wayne. Since her debut with "Your Love", the "Megatron" rapper has been nominated 462 times at multiple awards shows and won 238 of them. All four of her studio albums have been certified platinum. In 2016, she also made it into TIME's list of 100 Most Influential People.
News of Minaj becoming the wealthiest female rapper of all time came just weeks after her husband Kenneth Petty was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender in California. He was convicted of first-degree attempted rape in New York back in 1995, and served almost four years behind bars for the assault. Having pleaded guilty for his most recent federal crime, he is awaiting to stand trial in April.