Nicki Minaj corrects LeBron James and throws her hat into the consideration for placement on the rap Mount Rushmore of the 2010s.
The viral tweet that creatively positioned Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole on the Mount Rushmore of 2010s Hip-Hop has so far earned itself 8.9k retweets, 2.7k replies, and 5.7k likes. However, it’s the celebrity responses that have made the debate even more exciting. Yesterday, Nicki Minaj commented on the original tweet with a vague “wow,” and today, LeBron James dove head-first into the debate and declared that the final spot was owed to none other than Future Hendrix.
LeBron’s hot take was enough to send Twitter Hip-Hop enthusiasts into a tizzy, and surprisingly, it even inspired a response from Nicki. “Never thought I’d get the opportunity to give you the alley oop,” the Beam Me Up Scotty rapper jokes before officially claiming the last spot as her own. “But you almost had it. It’s N I C K I…EMMMM I N A J!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
While Nicki’s reply to LeBron is comical in tone, there is plenty of legitimacy in her claim that she deserves to be one of the four greatest rappers from the previous decade. All four of her albums have landed within the top 10 spots on the Billboard 200, and both her debut and sophomore albums reached the number one position. In that same time frame, Nicki racked up the vast majority of her 118 Billboard Hot 100 hits. Furthermore, Nicki has also inspired an entire generation of female rappers, so it would be hard to justify leaving her off of this highly contentious 2010s Mount Rushmore.
With that said, which four artists do you think deserve to be on the hypothetical 2010s rap monument?