Remember when Nicki Minaj announced she is starting her own management company? Well, it seems the ball has been rolling for a long while now. So far, Nicki’s booked schedule is brimming from modeling shoots to upcoming music festivals, and now is the first-ever female rapper to headline Rolling Loud.
Why is this a big deal?
Simple. Another sign that female rappers have really “got this.” This is yet another door that is widely opened for new “IT” girls to climb up the music industry ladder. To reach yet another step closer to running the industry side by side with male rappers.
Nicki is collecting all these historical moments like infinity stones, all in the first half of 2022. The hunger is returning, faster than we all expected. If you recall, Nicki took about three years of not taking part in music festivals, performances, interviews, and her NM5 release. Motherhood has kept her busy and enveloped in her own cocoon. Looking back, I believe she really needed this time off.
Being the first female rapper to headline Rolling Loud. Why is it a big deal? So many reasons. New York is her hometown, the place where most of her younger experiences molded the person she has turned into now. This is a chance for her to become adept at connecting with her US fans, and to strengthen that fan relationship. And for her to return to her city will be a raw experience for her, giving her the adrenaline to rerun the music scene.
Hopefully, by September, she will have released her fifth album. No pressure though, Nicki.