Nicki Minaj Becomes First Rapper To Reach 200 Million Instagram Followers

The history-making Maxim Creative Director and MaximBet partner is also the sixth most-followed female musician and the second most-followed Black musician behind Beyoncé.

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Nicki Minaj is already a hip-hop icon, but she just reached an incredible Instagram achievement that only adds to her legendary status.

Minaj’s IG account recently passed 200 million followers, which makes her the first rapper with that many followers on the platform. The next closest rappers on the list are Cardi B (138 million followers), Drake (117 million), and Snoop Dogg (75 million). Minaj now has the 18th most-followed account on Instagram overall, reports Uproxx.

Minaj observed the momentous milestone on her Instagram Story by sharing a screenshot from the first days of her account, when she had just one post and about 7,000 followers. She wrote, “most followed rapper on IG? Do I get a prize or smthn? From 7K to 200MM. thx yall.”


Minaj–who is also Maxim magazine’s Creative Director and recently signed a multi-year, global partnership with MaximBet–works with the sports betting and iGaming app on merchandise, parties, partnerships, fan experiences and branding–all designed to bring together entertainment, sports, celebrity and betting.

Uproxx has more on Minaj’s impressive IG accomplishment here:

Minaj is the seventh most-followed musician behind Selena Gomez (338 million followers, No. 5 most-followed user overall), Ariana Grande (324 million, No. 8), Beyoncé (270 million, No. 9), Justin Bieber (250 million, No. 12), Taylor Swift (220 million, No. 15), and Jennifer Lopez Affleck (219 million, No. 16).

Minaj is also the sixth most-followed female musician, the second most-followed Black musician behind Beyoncé, and the second most-followed musician not born in the United States after Bieber (Bieber is Canadian while Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago).

Big congrats to Nicki on her historic Instagram achievement!