Nicki Minaj breaks Missy Elliott’s chart record

Nicki Minaj is broken Missy Elliott’s record as the longest-running female rapper on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to Chart datathe rap icons had been tied for the record before Minaj beat Elliott out on New Year’s Day (January 1).

“@NickiMinaj becomes the female rapper with the most consecutive years with a single on the Hot 100 (2010 – 2023), breaking the tie held by Missy Elliott (1996* – 2008),” the tweet read.

The song that secured Nicki the record was “Super Freaky Girl,” which sits at No. 51 on this week’s Hot 100. The song previously peaked at No. 1 last August and has held onto the chart for 20 weeks.

Nicki Minaj has showered Missy Elliott with nothing but love over the years and most recently credited her with “kicking down doors” shortly after learning that she would receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at last year’s MTV VMA’s.

“Congratulations to @NICKIMINAJ on this achievement!” Missy took to Twitter at the time and congratulated the Young Money superstar.

Nicki replied: “Mumbles and cackles??? nah omg thanks Missy. You kicked this down [door]. Nothing but love and respect for your iconic artistry. #VMAs #NickiVmas #VideoVanguard.”

Missy Elliott was previously honored with Video Vanguard Award in 2019and became the first female rapper to receive the honor.

However, Elliott was later trolled by some of Nicki Minaj’s Barbz fanbase, who attacked the Virginia lyricist on Twitter after she questioned whether there was a difference between a “classic” record and a “hit” record.

“I have a question…Is there a difference between A Hit & A Classic record or not?” she tweeted. “And if so, what is this difference?”

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The tweet came days after “Super Freaky Girl” made chart history becoming the first solo female rap song to debut atop the Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill’s 1998 hit “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

Many Barbz members assumed the tweet was a dig at their leader. “Missy Elliott always has something to say about Nicki Minaj indirectly,” one fan wrote. “I see her dirty spirit. It’s been like this for years. Give it up mom.”

Another wrote: “Missy such a miserable and messy bitch don’t get me started these old bitches are really crazy and miserable pay rent and stay in your bum ass place these old and new school bitches make me sick!!! Nicki can don’t win from any generation of female rappers.”

The four-time Grammy winner ended clarifying her original tweet and responding to the hateful responses.

“I love so many of your responses,” Missy Elliott tweeted. “This was a back and forth with my producer friends over music. Is there a difference between classics and hits and he said it’s more preference. So you all helped. A few chose 2 be hurtful but understand this came from a positive place.”

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