Nicki Minaj Tops 100 Hottest Women of 2014 List
Nicki Minaj toppled last year's winner, Danish model Nina Agdal, for the No. 1 spot on the list. The rapper topped other featured contenders including actresses, wives, singers, glamor models and porn stars. The rapper even beat out 'American Hustle' star Jennifer Lawrence for her spot.
In the accompanying blurb, GuySpeed explains Minaj earned the No. 1 spot because of her consistent record sales in the age of music piracy, her huge fan base and dominance over her sexuality. "Whether its with pasties and handcuffs on or with her music, Nicki will keep us memorized during the year of the Minaj-a-trois," it reads.
The head Barb shines over urban artists too. Rihanna takes the No. 12 spot after spending the majority of last year touring and making music videos. Beyonce follows at No. 19, despite having her self-titled album go platinum. Ciara lands at No. 67 after "she also broke our hearts by recently becoming engaged to the underground Georgia rapper, Future," while Azealia Banks ranks at No. 92.
There's quite a few female singers and rappers that one could argue should've made the cut. Newer artists like K. Michelle and Tinashe are beauties who have made waves in 2013. K. Michelle's 'Rebellious Soul' debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. She's also a femme fatale who has over 1 million followers on her Instagram account. Twenty-year-old Tinashe is a former model, and she thrust herself into the spotlight with the critically acclaimed 'Black Water' mixtape. Cases can be made for both Solange and Kelly Rowland as well, because they continued to work hard while simultaneously looking hot last year.
Despite the omissions, it's hard to disagree Minaj earned that No. 1 spot, especially with the fantastic ‘Boss Ass Bitch’ freestyle she ended 2013 with (the Soundcloud has since been removed by Universal) and those NSFW, breast-baring Instagram photos.
Minaj is expected to release her third full-length studio album this year. She will also make her acting debut in the romantic comedy 'The Other Woman,' which hits theaters April 25. Hip-hop's reigning queen is keeping busy, so it's very possible she could go for a two-peat as GuySpeed's Hottest Woman of 2015.