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11 Amazing Bodies of Female Rap Stars

Read on to see how they remain physically and mentally in shape.

Yeaaaaaah boy! Or should we say, "Wooooooow girl!"? These 11 women, rap royalty all, know how to throw down verses and weights at the gym. From Cardi B's hardcore workouts to Queen Latifah's focus on health, not weight loss, they each are an inspiration on and off the stage. Read on to see how they remain physically and mentally in shape.


Lil Kim

Lil Kim talked about what she wants her career and the future of hip-hop to be in an interview with XXL. "I hope that hip-hop continues to thrive and just keeps elevating. I just love the fact that you know, I'm never gonna date myself, I'm never letting no one else date me, I'm never gonna be put in a box, and I'm never gonna allow my new artists that I work with to be put in a box. I want everyone to be free. Music is a universal language that should be able to be spoken however you wanna speak it. Period. And, it shouldn't matter, timing, or, you know, wherever you are in life. Music is a radar that should find you wherever you are, no matter who you are; from children to wherever you are, it doesn't matter. There's no pinpoint of color. There's no pinpoint of race. There's no pinpoint of nothing; it's just music. If you a bad bitch, you a bad bitch. Period."


Cardi B

After having her second child, Cardi B made sure to get back in shape. She talked about her fitness goals in a video. "I've been working out lately for two hours a day, and then I stretch for an hour," she said. "I want to be able to be as flexible as I was before I had my son [Wave], but my real goal is to be as stretchable and flexible as I was when I was a stripper."


Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion talked about her skincare routine in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. "Every night before bed, I have to wash off the 20 pounds of makeup that I have on all day from doing hot-girl stuff, shooting on set, talking to cute boys. I just literally wash all the hot-girl stuff off, and then I put on a little moisturizer and a little Bio-Oil." Megan says that she loves to use Cetaphil, as it helps her skin. "I have kind of sensitive skin too," she discloses. "Anything will make me break out. Sometimes, a lot of stuff is super harsh on my skin, so this is something I've realized is the only thing I can use."


Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah opened up about her approach to health in an interview with People. "Health is most important to me. It's not about losing weight or gaining weight. When I want to lose weight, or gain weight, I know how to do it in a healthy way. So if I have to do something that is going to be completely unhealthy for me, then that's not the job for me. Someone else should have that job that's already there… It's called No."



Saweetie shared her fitness secrets in an interview with Women Fitness. "I love working on my legs. I think if you have good legs, you look good overall. So, I would say squats and leg presses. Even, mixing in some dance moves like squatting and dancing. I've been trying to practice it more and more. It's a really good exercise!"


Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has amazing skin, and she makes sure to take care of it. She shared some of her secrets with LOOK! Magazine. "I definitely wouldn't say [my skin is] flawless! If I fall asleep with my make-up on, I'll definitely have a breakout. And I've been drinking Aloe Vera water. It doesn't taste nice, but it works."


Remy Ma

In 2017, Remy Ma told In Touch that she decided to make some dietary changes. "I recently decided to stop eating meat," she revealed. "I didn't eat pork already, but I cut out chicken, turkey, and I cut out the beef. I think the major, major thing was [cutting out] the soda and really sugary drinks."


Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott opened up about cutting foods out of her diet in the caption of this Instagram post. "Proudly to say it's been 4 months I have only drank water, no other juices or soda & I cut out bread & Lord knows that's been the hardest for me!😩See I've NEVER been a water drinker but this have helped my skin🙌🏾 it really restore glow back & I don't feel sluggish🙌🏾NOW the other thing if I can only cut out JUNK FOOD🙅🏾😞shit that's my weakness🤦🏾‍♀️#Facts But if I can give up those other things I'll fight that to! Maybe two cupcakes a month."


Cheryl "Salt" James

Cheryl "Salt" James is a part of the hip-hop group, Salt N Pepa. She loves to cook, and shares a lot of her favorite recipes on Instagram. James has recently adapted more of a plant-based diet, and in this video, cooks a vegan burger. She captioned the post, "My first time making a vegan burger from scratch. The texture could've been better but for the most part I enjoyed it. If you have the perfect vegan burger recipe, drop it in the comments."


Sandra "Pepa" Denton

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Sandra "Pepa" Denton is another member of Salt N Pepa. In an interview with, she revealed that she wants to get healthier. "I've been training. And I'm trying to fit the part, not just do it because I can. I've changed my eating habits. It's hard but I feel better, lighter, more energy. I've seen the results, but dieting is hard and working out is hard. I envy the people who love it."

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Ice Spice had her career breakout last year. She opened up about navigating fame in an interview with Teen Vogue. "I'm most proud of staying grounded so far, because I've already been through so many things that I know a lot of people would've lost their f*cking minds. The whole lifestyle change is super drastic, especially coming from where I come from, not coming from sh*t and not having a lot growing up, to now — it's the complete opposite…. Even though it's a positive change, it's still a change."


Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more