Nicki Minaj is one of the most buzzed about hip-hop artists to hit the music scene since Kanye West. In a time in which female rappers are nowhere to be found, the Queens, New York native is bringing the voice of women back to hip-hop. While you have seen her perform at BET's Spring Bling and Rip the Runway, her performance at this year's BET Awards will prove to be a groundbreaking moment in her career.
Lil' Wayne's protégé, Minaj has made a name for herself with a sexy image and imaginative flow. She has already been featured on three Billboard Hot 100 hit singles and her most popular is "BedRock" featuring Young Money and Lloyd.
This year, her first album, one of the most anticipated of the year, is scheduled to be released. With five BET Award nominations, including Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Minaj will definitely give a memorable performance.
At this year's BET Awards, be prepared for the official crowning of Ms. Minaj as the newest queen of hip-hop. 2010 is her year and BET is happy to follow her every step of the way.
The 2010 BET Awards will air live from Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, June 27 on BET at 8 p.m./7C.