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Black History Month: Celebrating Inspirational Black Artists
6. Nicki Minaj
She's one of the most recognisable faces in the world of music, with her eccentric style and colourful hair. The rapper has come up against walls as she looks to cement herself among the great hip-hop artists of all time, and she was recently handed the position as judge on American Idol. She called the appointment a "milestone for hip-hop" and "young black women". She said: "Has there ever been a black woman [judging] on the show? This is a show that 20 million people watch so I feel like we should be represented on that show and I'm very proud of my decision to do it."