5 Craziest and Most Expensive Cars from Nicki Minaj’s Instagram
Few musical artists are more recognizable in the world today than Nicki Minaj. Known for her quick rhymes and one-of-a-kind style, Minaj is one of the most successful female rappers of all time. She released her debut album Pink Friday in 2010, which has since been certified 3x multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In the years since, Minaj has released two more albums that have each been certified 2x multi-platinum by the RIAA. Those strong record sales, along with her various movie roles and stint as an American Idol judge, have helped Minaj earn approximately $70 million in her career, according to celebritynetworth.com. Below are just five of the vehicles she’s enjoyed since collecting that small fortune….
In 2016, Forbes included Minaj in its 10th annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings List. This list ranks the top-20 earners in hip-hop and Minaj placed 6th overall with earnings of $20.5 million in 2016 alone. So, the question is how does a rich rapper celebrate such a worthy achievement? Well, the obvious answer is to pose in front of an audacious white Range Rover that’s parked next to a humble Toyota Camry, which is presumably owned by the lucky person who got to take the photograph. The Range Rover is also a popular SUV choice for many other celebrities, including NBA star James Harden, reality television star Kylie Jenner, and professional athlete Cristiano Ronaldo.
Minaj caused quite a stir when she arrived at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in her Maybach 62S. That’s because this huge sedan not only sports a price tag of approximately $500,000, but it can also reach a top speed of 155 mph thanks to its 6.0-liter 12-cylinder twin-turbo engine that pumps out an astonishing 604 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. However, the thing about this car that perhaps is most impressive is that it can zip from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds, despite its curb weight of more than 6,000 pounds.
Much has already been written about Minaj’s bright pink Lamborghini, but it had to be included on this list simply due to its jaw-dropping nature. Minaj is not the first celebrity who went pink, as Elvis Pressly did so many years earlier, but Minaj’s supercar is certainly one of the most notable pink rides to come along in recent years. What’s more, Minaj reportedly dished out $30,000 to get her car painted this particular hue. That’s in addition to the car’s price tag, which is well north of $400,000.
1965 El Camino
This photo of Minaj, Beyonce, and an old-school Chevy was taken on the set of the music video for the song “Feeling Myself,” which originally appeared on Minaj’s third studio album The Pinkprint. The song eventually rose to No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100, but this photo might have proven to be even more popular than the song itself as it’s earned more than 700,000 likes on the rapper’s Instagram account since being posted back in 2015. The two artists also appeared on the “Flawless (Remix)” together in the summer of 2014.
Okay, so Nicki might not ride around is a real-life Cadillac Escalade, but this pink toy version does suit her style since all three of her studio albums have included the word “pink” in the title. She dropped Pink Friday in 2010 and then followed that up with Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in 2012 before releasing The Pinkprint in 2014. In addition, this model is a nice complement to her Pink Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, although her Lambo generates a bit more power with its enormous V12 engine compared to the small battery that comes in this Barbie SUV.
Samuel Huist is easily the tallest member (6-feet 5-inches) of the The News Wheel team. He enjoys listening to hip-hop music and loves watching NBA basketball. Sam is also a Dayton, Ohio native and doesn’t seem to mind that distinction as much anymore. His first car was a 1996 Ford Taurus he could barely fit in. Like many young folks, he seemed more concerned about the radio in his first car than actually doing the work to maintain an automobile, so sadly it’s no longer with us. See more articles by Samuel.