Pop's New Power Girls

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Updated: Thursday Jun 03, 2010 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Cara Lynn Shultz


Native New Yorkers? Check. Discovered by famous rappers? Check. (Biggie for Kim, Lil Wayne for Minaj.) Sexually charged lyrics? Um, just listen to Kim's "How Many Licks?" and Minaj's rap on Usher's "Lil Freak," and answer that question yourself. This is a family publication!