Nicki Minaj First Solo Female Rapper To Get 1 Billion Views On YouTube With ‘Anaconda’

Nicki Minaj now the first female rapper to reach 1 billion streams on YouTube for a solo song.

Nicki Minaj has reached another milestone in her very illustrious career after her hit track “Anaconda” hit the one billion view mark on YouTube. Over the years, Minaj has been considered one of, if not the most celebrated female rap artists in the game. However, there are still others who feel that she is often not given the accolades she deserves.

Although she has managed to achieve so much over the years and has had numerous chart-topping songs and albums, it seems she has never been officially recognized by major industry players like the Recording Academy. She has been snubbed on numerous occasions by the Grammy team, yet, this has never deterred her ability to continue churning out quality music.

“Anaconda” was released in 2014 off Nicki Minaj’s third studio album, “The Pinkprint.” Interestingly, this is Minaj’s sixth video to surpass the 1 billion view mark on YouTube. It has also become the first video by a female solo rapper to achieve this feat.

It seems “Anaconda” had been destined for greatness from the get-go, with over 19 million views on Youtube on the first day of its release. Minaj received tremendous backlash for the visuals and was deemed “desperate” to get her records sold. The video was later ranked the 13th greatest video of the decade courtesy of Billboard.

Although Nicki Minaj has only done four studio albums, those albums along wither mixtapes and singles have managed to push her to the pinnacle of the rap market. She has managed to break and set numerous records including, the first woman to have 100 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100. With 18 top ten hits, she has without a doubt set the benchmark for female rappers.

From her very first album, “Pink Friday” to “Queen,” Minaj has managed to carve out her own space and has remained consistent in doing so. What are your thoughts on her latest achievement?

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Joe Budden To The Grammys, “Nicki Minaj Needs Her Flowers”

Joe Budden is calling out the Grammys award committee for consistently snubbing Nicki Minaj and not recognizing her talent for shattering the glass ceiling as it were, paving the way for young rappers entering the game.

Joe Budden was speaking to the fact that the “The Pinkprint” artist has not been recognized by the Grammys in spite of being the blueprint for the new age rappers. Budden is not and was never a fan of Nicki Minaj. However, he says respect is due to the Trinidadian-born female rapper, who is one of the greatest rappers of the 2010s decade for her numerous awards and overall contribution to female rap.

The former Slaughterhouse rapper made the comments during the latest episode of his eponymous podcast, where he asked why the Recording Academy has failed to recognize the New York rapper’s achievements and dominating influence.

“Nicki Minaj needs her flowers. Whoever the Grammy board is, whoever’s on there, y’all are not the ones that get to determine that Nicki Minaj and all of her impact and influence don’t get to win an award,” Budden said. “I’m sorry. I’m done with those days. Y’all are not the fuckin’ gatekeepers, the barriers of entry—y’all are not any of that … And now we’re at a stage when we have to acknowledge the, not the impersonators, but the people who were inspired by that act. It’s the same thing like when some of these people, I see the Drake influence there; call me dick rider, whatever, who knows.”

Joe Budden said the awards Doja Cat and others received made him reflect on the fact that the Grammys might end up only giving Nicki her roses after she leaves, something that music culture has moved past. “But Nicki is in that same boat. I don’t think too many more years need to go by when she’s not awarded for her efforts, that’s how I felt watching Doja Cat and some of the winners there.”

Meanwhile, his co-hosts speculated how the media or the public might react with “flowers” galore if “god forbid, something were to happen to Nicki.”

Nicki Minaj has been recognized as one of the most influential artists in hip-hop over the past decade – dropping multiple platinum records and rising to the No. 1 spot on various charts and accumulating many notable awards.

She has received almost a dozen Grammy nominations but has not won a single category during her career, which spanned more than 15 years.

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Megan The Stallion Disagrees With The Weeknd Saying Grammys Rigged

Megan Thee Stallion doesn’t think the Grammys is rigged which is a staunch contrast from other artists like The Weeknd.

When discussing the Grammy’s you’re bound to get a slew of mixed reactions, both positive and negative in nature. Each year following the aftermath of the event, many entertainers take to social media to give their opinions on the legendary proceedings. This year was no different as upon conclusion of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards show held on Sunday, there were still a few artists and music industry players who felt that the entire process to select winners yearly is a “rigged one”. Numerous individuals have hit out, calling the annual show “corrupt and sexist,” and some have even dared say it is biased for “the white male.”

Entertainers who have cried foul over the annual awards show include Canadian singer The Weeknd, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and recently rapper Lil Wayne to name a few. Addressing this year’s event, Wayne boldly tweeted, “F**k the Grammys.”

But is there any merit to their claims? It depends on who you consult with, but it seems this topic is not one that will be definitively concluded. The other side of this spectrum sees some entertainers having a more balanced view. One such entertainer is rap superstar Megan Thee Stallion who is fresh off her wins last night at the Grammy’s.

TMZ caught up with the “Body” rapper and asked her to give her views on artists calling the Grammys “rigged.” Megan said, “Hell no the Grammys ain’t rigged. B**ch, you lose some you win some.” The rapper was further questioned about her thoughts on singer The Weeknd boycotting the Grammys, to which she expressed, “We love The Weeknd, we stan.”

The Weeknd reportedly decided to boycott this year’s Grammy’s, and he also recently declared that he would not be submitting any future music to the Recording Academy. He told the New York Times, “Because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.”

Last November, The Weeknd, just like Nicki Minaj, did take a shot at the Recording Academy for being snubbed. Addressing the association, he wrote, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry the transparency.”

In Megan’s case, congratulations are in order after she copped awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song for the track “Savage (Remix)” which features Beyoncé, and also Best Rap Performance. She was even bestowed with further accolades from singer Billie Eilish who won Best Record of the Year and dedicated her win to Megan, stating that she thought the Houston hottie should have won. With this, many have opted to inform Megan that she has not felt the cold, bitter hand of being snubbed by the Grammy’s.

Anderson .Paak & Bruno Mars’ SilkSonic Petition Grammys For A Performance

If Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars should have their way, fans will most definitely be seeing them on the Grammy stage later this month.

For now, they have the uphill battle of convincing the Recording Academy to respond to their tweets and their rather long but trending hashtags #LetSilkSonicThrive.

The hashtag is a reference to the newly formed duo which the two recently dreamt up, to the pleasure of die-hearted.Paak and Mars fans. The duo has since released their breakout track “Leave The Door Open” which they are petitioning to unveil on one of the biggest nights of music. The music video has already accumulated over 14 million views on Youtube since its release on March 05.

Due to Covid-19 constraints, the show was pushed back from its usual January slot to March 14, still to be held at the legendary Staples Arena in Los Angeles. Among the names set to grace the stage are Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, kaytranada, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, among other urban talents.

Silk Sonic has been campaigning heavily on Twitter to get the public to champion their efforts to have themselves featured among the magnificent crop of talents. Mars penned an open letter addressed to the Recording Academy.

#LetSilkSonicThrive @RecordingAcad pic.twitter.com/Ze5nuZQnvi

— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 7, 2021

.Paak, who has enjoyed a major uptick in his fanbase over the last year, also joined in to give a helping hand in promoting the message.

“Nah f**k that! I haven’t seen my family in months!! I need this to work, You promised me!! Everybody join in!!! I need all of Twitter to help make this trend!! Come on @RecordingAcad #LetSilkSonicThrive,” wrote .Paak.

Within hours, the hashtag was trending in numerous locations such as Spain, United States, Colombia, Mexico, Peru’ and Brazil.

With no actual recognition from the Grammys, it seems Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak may be giving up on their valiant efforts.

You’re right. I got excited we were trending for a while today. I’m sorry I let you down. I hope you & BTS go on to do great things. ? https://t.co/kjpiGQdylP

— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 8, 2021

Would you like to see Silk Sonic on the Trevor Noah hosted show? If yes, go ahead and show your support via the hashtag #LetSilkSonicThrive.

Anderson .Paak & Bruno Mars’ SilkSonic To Perform At Grammys Thanks To Twitter

If Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars should have their way, fans will most definitely be seeing them on the Grammy stage later this month.

For now, they have the uphill battle of convincing the Recording Academy to respond to their tweets and their rather long but trending hashtags #LetSilkSonicThrive.

The hashtag is a reference to the newly formed duo which the two recently dreamt up, to the pleasure of die-hearted.Paak and Mars fans. The duo has since released their breakout track “Leave The Door Open” which they are petitioning to unveil on one of the biggest nights of music. The music video has already accumulated over 14 million views on Youtube since its release on March 05.

Due to Covid-19 constraints, the show was pushed back from its usual January slot to March 14, still to be held at the legendary Staples Arena in Los Angeles. Among the names set to grace the stage are Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Megan Thee Stallion, kaytranada, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, among other urban talents.

Silk Sonic has been campaigning heavily on Twitter to get the public to champion their efforts to have themselves featured among the magnificent crop of talents. Mars penned an open letter addressed to the Recording Academy.

#LetSilkSonicThrive @RecordingAcad pic.twitter.com/Ze5nuZQnvi

— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 7, 2021

.Paak, who has enjoyed a major uptick in his fanbase over the last year, also joined in to give a helping hand in promoting the message.

“Nah f**k that! I haven’t seen my family in months!! I need this to work, You promised me!! Everybody join in!!! I need all of Twitter to help make this trend!! Come on @RecordingAcad #LetSilkSonicThrive,” wrote .Paak.

Within hours, the hashtag was trending in numerous locations such as Spain, United States, Colombia, Mexico, Peru’ and Brazil.

With no actual recognition from the Grammys, it seems Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak may be giving up on their valiant efforts.

You’re right. I got excited we were trending for a while today. I’m sorry I let you down. I hope you & BTS go on to do great things. ? https://t.co/kjpiGQdylP

— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 8, 2021

Brothers for life? But you’re really gonna break up the band on twitter?BET! keep that same energy when i see you. You big toof bastard! https://t.co/QdrLoex6Cl

— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 9, 2021

luv y’all for helping us get #LetSilkSonicThrive trending. Still no word from The Grammys but I promise @AndersonPaak and I aren’t givin up.

— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 9, 2021

Would you like to see Silk Sonic on the Trevor Noah hosted show? If yes, go ahead and show your support via the hashtag #LetSilkSonicThrive.

It now appears that the Grammys will grant them their wish after all and will add them to Sunday’s lineup.