Nicki Minaj is on top. The rap superstar graces the new issue of Time for the first time as one of its most influential people in the world.
Each write-up in the magazine is contributed by a famous influencer. Nicki's feature is by none other than her mentor Lil Wayne. "I always wanted more for my artists and saw Nicki’s potential from the first moment I laid eyes on her. She’s reached far beyond everything I would have imagined. Man, she’s so influential and doing all the right things. She’s an icon, a boss and a role model to all these young girls out here on how to do it the right way," he writes. "The scary thing is she’s still going. Ha! Nicki Minaj will go down as one of the best to do it in the history of music."
Nicki is one of six covers. The 33-year-old shares the honor with Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra.