Let's Talk About Billboard's Top Rap Female Nominations

On April 17, 2018, the official Twitter account for the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) released the nominations for Top Rap Female Artist 2018. The nominations included Cardi B., Nicki Minaj, and Bhad Bhabie. Bhad Bhabie, also known as Danielle Bregoli, is a 15 year old girl that claimed fame by appearing on the Dr. Phil show in September 2016 which subsequently started a viral meme thread best known as “cash me outside”. With the power of social media, Danielle scored a starring role in rapper Kodak Black’s “Everything 1K” opening video for his “Lil B.I.G Pac” mixtape in February 2017 and in August of the same year, Danielle introduced the world to Bhad Bhabie when she released her first single “These Heaux” under the stage name. And sure enough, nearly a year after her appearance on Dr. Phil, Bhad Bhabie, landed a multi-million-dollar deal with Atlantic Records.