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Famous Female Rappers

Updated November 5, 2019 20.6k views 211 items

List of famous female rappers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female rappers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being rappers. There are thousand of females working as rappers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic rappers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a rapper then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female rappers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female rappers?" and "Who are the best female rappers?"
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Rappers
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Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj (), is a Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Born in Saint James, Port of Spain, and raised in Queens, New York City, she gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009). After signing with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago

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Stacy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Rappers
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Fergie Duhamel (born March 27,1975) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. She originally achieved chart success as part of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Her debut solo album, The Dutchess (2006), saw commercial success and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles: "London Bridge", "Glamorous", and "Big Girls Don't Cry".Fergie was originally a member of the children's television series Kids Incorporated and the girl group Wild Orchid. In 2001, she left the group and in the subsequent year joined The Black Eyed Peas. She worked with The Black Eyed Peas on two albums before releasing her debut solo album, The Dutchess, in 2006. She continued her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Hacienda Heights, California, United States of America

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Rappers
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Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg (), is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and is one of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award (EGOT). She is the second black woman to win an Academy Award for acting.Goldberg's breakthrough came in 1985 for her role as Celie, a mistreated woman in the Deep South, in Steven Spielberg's period drama film The Color Purple, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award. For her performance in the romantic fantasy film ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Tila Tequila is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Rappers
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"Paralyze (song)" redirects here. For the song by Finger Eleven, see Paralyzer. Nguyễn Thị Thiên Thanh (born October 24, 1981), better known by her stage names Tila Tequila, Tila Nguyen, Miss Tila and Tornado Thien is an American television and social media personality. She first gained recognition for her active presence on social networking websites. After becoming the most popular person on Myspace, Tequila was offered the opportunity to star in her own reality television series. Her bisexual-themed dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (2007), aired for two seasons and became MTV's second highest-rated series premiere of that year. Born in Singapore and raised in Houston, Texas, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: Singapore

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