Following Nicki Minaj’s announcement of her new album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘ yesterday, this morning we found out Billboard has named the split personality rapper their Rising Star of 2011.
“I am deeply honored to be recognized by Billboard,” Nicki said in an interview about the recognition. “My nation of barbz and I have come a mighty long way; yet we are nowhere close to where God will take us. Sit back and enjoy the ride.”
Taylor Swift, who elevated Nicki Minaj’s ‘Superbass‘ to 3 million singles sold by reciting the song in a viral video, is Billboard’s Woman of the Year. She will be joining the YMCMB signee on Dec. 2nd at the annual Women in Music Event.