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9. Nicki Minaj – 21 million

The world’s top-earning lady MC saw her earnings soar 50% over last year’s figure,mostly due to an uptick in touring. She also rakes in cash from endorsements with the likes of Pepsi and OPI—as well as her very own Myxx moscato, in which she holds a hefty equity stake and gets annual payouts as well.

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10. Birdman – $18 million

The Cash Money chief continues his steady earnings pace, collecting a cut of his label’s eight-figure profits along with his brother and cofounder, Ronald “Slim”Williams. But there seems to be trouble brewing at hip-hop’s top record company, with a public—and allegedly violent—dispute with Lil Wayne, who recently released music through Jay Z’s Tidalstreaming