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Music Wrap-Up: Nicki Minaj Is Hip Hop's Highest Earning Lady, Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel And More

September 27th, 2013 11:53am EDT | Samantha Greaves By: Samantha Greaves
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It’s the end of the week and time to catch up on the news you may have missed while trying to keep count of all the celebrity feuding, hi Rihanna. Go ahead, read on!

Nicki Minaj is the highest paid woman in Hip Hop

In case you didn’t know, Nicki Minaj is paid – very paid. Forbes released their 2013 Cash Kings list and making her way to the top is YMCMB artist Nicki Minaj who landed at number 4. The student is now teaching the teacher as she surpassed her mentor Lil Wayne (who came in at number 7 with $16 million), pulling in $29 million. How did Minaj do it? Aside from touring and her pretty endorsement deals with Pepsi, nail polish brand OPI, and makeup giant Mac – let’s not forget that gig she had with "American Idol" that lined her pockets with $12 million to sit in as a judge for one year.

Minaj made her appearance as the first woman on the list (since the list’s inception in 2007) two years ago and since then she has made positive strides up the money ladder. There aren’t many other lady rappers for her to compete with but it’s looking like the guys are going to have something to worry about in the next couple of years. Diddy sits at number one on Forbes’ list with $50 million. Check out where your favorite Hip Hop artists rank below.