Nicki Minaj Cracks MTV's Top MC List

QUEEN OF QUEENS: Even before the release of her eagerly anticipated debut Cash Money/Universal Motown album, Pink Friday, on Nov. 22, HITS” New and Developing Artist Issue cover gal, Queens-born hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj, has made history by becoming the first female named on MTV’s annual “Hottest MCs List” of the past year. The 25-year-old, real name Onika Tonua Maraj, came in at #6 on the round-up, which was topped by Eminem. The rest of the Top 10: #2) Jay-Z, #3) Kanye West, #4) Drake, #5) Rick Ross, #7) Lil’ Wayne, #8) Wacka Flocka Flame, #9) B.o.B and #10) Ludacris. (10/25p)