There's no doubt about it: Nicki Minaj is a star. But, just for shits and giggles, let’s say some folks are still on the fence about the illuminating wattage of her star power. All you have to do is check her resume: Over the course of the past decade, Nicki has released several notable mixtapes and three platinum-selling albums that have produced countless chart-topping singles. In the process, Nicki has established herself as a global brand with numerous endorsement deals, movie roles, and a gaggle of dedicated fans that she affectionately refers to as “Barbz.”
All of the above has not only established Nicki as one of the best to ever do it—male, female, whatever—but also as an in-demand MC who can take a simple song and turn it into a smash hit just because she’s featured on it. It’s not just due to name recognition; the Queens rapper has penchant for penning deadly bars that keep everybody talking. With her fourth solo album, the aptly titled Queen, on the way, we thought it was a good time to reflect on some of her past heat. Here are the 20 best Nicki Minaj features, ranked.