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Famous Female Rappers

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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, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, Minaj earned public attention after releasing three mixtapes between 2007–2009. She signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment in 2009. Minaj's debut studio album, Pink Friday, peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and spawned the top-three single "Super Bass". During that time, Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, also topped the chart and its ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago

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Fergie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Rappers
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Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, rapper, television host, and actress. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, with whom she has achieved chart success worldwide. Her debut solo album, The Dutchess, spawned five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, three of which went to number one. Ferguson was 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 began to team up with The Black Eyed Peas. With The Black Eyed Peas, she enjoyed a series of hits and albums before she released her solo debut album in September 2006 to ...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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Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away, her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South in the period drama film The Color Purple. For her performance, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She played Oda Mae Brown – a wacky psychic helping a slain man save his lover – in the romantic fantasy film Ghost, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Goldberg was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to ...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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Tila Nguyen, better known by her stage names Tila Tequila and Miss Tila, is an American model, television personality, singer, songwriter, actress, writer and blogger. Born in Singapore and raised in Houston, Texas, she first moved to California in 2001 to pursue her modeling career. After being featured in Playboy, she began appearing in numerous men's magazines, including Stuff and Maxim. Her active presence on the social networking websites made her the most popular artist on Myspace and Nguyen was soon offered by MTV to star in her own reality television show. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: Singapore

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