Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, and Beyoncé made not only a statement but history for females in Hip Hop when they charted the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100.
On May 11, it was announced that Doja Cat’s “Say So (Remix)” featuring Minaj had reached No. 1, as Meg Thee Stallion’s “Savage (Remix)” featuring Beyoncé followed in second. The two tracks each came close to No. 1 and were expected to compete for the spot that week.
Before reaching No. 1, Doja Cat had tweeted that she would reveal her breast to fans when she placed No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. After the list for the charts had been announced, she went live on Instagram and told fans that she was joking.
She also held a longer conversation on how amazing that women in the Hip Hop genre can come together and not be placed against in each other.
Recently, she posted the “Say So” video on Instagram with a sweet message to her fans, thanking them for supporting and shouting out all the women for making history.
“Still can and cannot believe @NickiMinaj and I made history as the first female rappers to collab and get that #1 spot,” her post read. “I think this is a seriously historical moment for all the girls in the game right now.”
Minaj took a moment to answer questions from her fans on Twitter on how she felt about the two songs making the top spots on the charts.
“Man, I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be a part of this kind of history,” Minaj tweeted. “I love all the girls involved. It just feels like an epic moment to witness & be part of @ the same damn time.”
“Man, I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be a part of this kind of history. I love all the girls involved.” pic.twitter.com/uX1k0fe310
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 7, 2020
For Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage” had gone from being charted at No. 14, then drastically moving up to No. 4 with the Houston natives on the remix. The young artist took to Instagram to express her thoughts on the charting.
“I promise to keep working hard and getting better everytime,” the caption read. “Thank y’all for growing with me … look at all this girl power !”