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Back in June 2022, Aswehiphop updated a list of rappers with their favourite rappers. It also shows us that even your favourite rapper has its top-notch rappers regardless of how he or she is being viewed from different angles. However, the list which was also updated through XXLMAG has no female rappers prescribing their favourite rappers. Though recently we have finally gotten Nicki Minaj’s end where she finally disclosed her top 5 favourite male rappers.

Guess, what. Nicki Minaj could be strictly in naming her favourite female rappers. Although she has always got much respect for Elliott. Nicki Minaj is a rap Machine who strives less in proving it. Having a favourite rapper or favourite rapper most times fluctuates. This is Because things can always change. Nicki Minaj favourite rappers have been revealed recently. Sure this is not about her favourite artist which she mentioned back in 2018 during an interview with Stephen Colbert.

So who are those Nicki Minaj greatest of all-time rappers? May be you should check below.

Nicki Minaj Favourite Rappers Updated

  • Jay-Z
  • Notorious Biggie
  • Lil Wayne
  • Jadakiss
  • Fabulous
  • Drake

The above names are Nicki Minaj’s major rappers. They are kind of her mentors. However, Nicki Minaj naming Jay-Z, Biggie and Lil Wayne on her catalog of most influential rappers can’t be undermined. She updated us with her favourite top 5 rappers during her interview with Joe Budden’s podcast you watch it below.


Jay-Z has always been everyone’s favourite rapper. Nicki Minaj has already revealed why Jay-Z is one of her favourite rappers. Jay isn’t only her favourite but an all-time rapper. “It was like whatever Jay-Z says is the gospel. He was smart. I was raised attracted to intelligent rappers. Like if you can make me think … that’s why I’m so into metaphors,” Nicki Tells #5.

Notorious Biggie

If you really want to know rappers who GOAT Notorious Biggie then you check this list of rappers with their favourite Goats. Nicki Minaj has been updated on the list after naming favourite rappers which also include Notorious Biggie. Biggie is always an influencer whether in death or alive. He remains a rapper without any doubt about his rap history. Nicki always respects that.

Lil Wayne

This is a pure fact. You can’t ask Nicki Minaj to mention her rap Goat without her putting Lil Wayne. Liltunechi is like a rap godfather to her. Watching the interview above, categorically she gave props to Lil Wayne. “Lil Wayne is a rapper who changed my life and gave me a rap way that never ends for any reason.” She can simply tell you that she has learnt a lot more from Lil Wayne.

Jadakiss & Fabulous 

Always from the interview above, Nicki Minaj revealed why Jadakiss and Fabulous are good rappers she loves also:

Jadakiss, I always talk about, or Fab — you’re one of them as well.” While there may have been some needless appreciation sent Budden’s way, Minaj explained herself more clearly.

“Three people that I feel like may not be those type of rappers, or whatever, but lyrically, because I know how difficult it is to actually sit there and write raps and consistently have them shits be raps, it’s like ‘Oh, shit’, I am one of those people who will put people like that [on top]. But I definitely wouldn’t have a top-five without Wayne.”


Sure, Drake is part of Nicki Minaj’s favourite but that might come in whenever she is talking about her top 10 fav rappers. As for Drake, he once crowned Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj as the greatest of all time. But somehow, Nicki Minaj’s favourite artists/rappers might not be whom you assume.