Rapping in a song is like some decoration to a venue or some fragrance in a room. It actually makes the flow of the song more fluent and most people love listening to rap as it is not easy to sing for most of us but to listen only.
While the industry is introducing many rappers and singers, Nicki Minaj has been one of the most famous and prominent personalities among rappers for more than a decade. She has sung some great songs that are still stuck in our minds with appealing lyrics. On the other hand, known for her controversial lyrics, Cardi B is another hip-hop star who is still building up her career and is experiencing success as well. Both Minaj and Cardi B are song lyricists as well.
Both these rappers have been featured in many music videos by other artists and also a nip and tuck rivalry has been reflected in the past by both of them via their tweets passing comments on each other. Sometimes, both were seen complimenting each other and also being blocked by one another on social media. This usually happens due to many reasons, be it jealousy or some sort of misunderstanding, or any other reason but this actually led to people comparing them on the basis of their lyrics, rapping, singing style, and other factors. We can also compare both based on some gathered facts.
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In 2022, Nicki Minaj’s net worth of $130 million is more than double the net worth of Cardi B which is $40 million. Since Nicki started her music career 7 to 8 years before Cardi B started hers, Nicki has got the edge of earning and generating more than Cardi B. With multiple brand endorsements and music sales, Minaj has gathered much wealth and is one of the richest rappers. On the other hand, Cardi B is a strong competitor and is often compared to Minaj on multiple social platforms and websites.
Winner total of 40 awards, Nicki Minaj is under Cardi B this time as she has got 49 awards in a comparatively smaller tenure if compared. As far as the Grammy awards are concerned, Minaj has won 10 while Cardi B got 9 which is not that lesser than that won by Minaj. BET Awards, MTV Awards, Premio, and other kinds of accolades have been achieved by both of them.
Social Media Following
On Instagram, Nicki has almost crossed 200 million while Cardi B has still a long journey to surpass Minaj with almost 140 million followers. On YouTube, we can see the supremacy of Nicki Minaj with around 25 million subscribers while Cardi B will soon reach 20 million. Also, Nicki has more songs with billion of views as compared to Cardi B. Few of her famous songs include “Anaconda,” “Hey Mama” and “Swalla” while Cardi B is known for “Taki Taki”, “Girls like you” and “I like it.”
Discography and Record Sales
As of now 19 promotional singles, 3 mixtapes, and 4 studio albums have been released by Nicki Minaj whereas 17 music videos, 2 mixtapes, and 1 studio album have been released by Cardi B. Over 100 million record sales have been made by Minaj while Cardi B sold around 17.3 million album sales worldwide.
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Who is more famous: Nicki Minaj or Cardi B?
Undoubtedly, Cardi B has proven herself within a comparatively short span of time as a strong rival to Nicki Minaj, but still, Nicki stands out and wins being more popular than Cardi B. one of the reasons is an observation in my personal opinion that Nicki has collaborated with many singers and rappers in the past, especially in the early 2010s and those songs were widely listened to, especially at a time when female rappers were not that common. Flo Rida, David Guetta, Lil Wayne, and many singers had duets with Minaj and some masterpieces were created that are a huge part of our childhood and teenage time. Also, she is one of the richest and most successful female rappers yet Nicki has to play tough as Cardi B is coming up with great speed. Although Netizens are majorly in favor of Nicki Minaj declaring her the Queen of Rap, the uncertainty of this industry can bring a person upside down anytime.