These two pop superstars may not be as chummy as they once were, but they still have one thing in common: they know how to keep the world’s attention.
And no, it’s not just through their music.
Both stars have used social media and constant blog scrutiny as a platform to flaunt their undeniable sex appeal. If sex sells, then Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are the McDonald’s and Coca-Cola of hypersexualized entertainers. Unlike the Madonnas of yesteryear, Nicki and Rih-Rih don’t have to wait for a racy music video (though they certainly will use that age-old approach, as seen later) or a picture book to let their fans in on a little flesh; they both have been adept at “leaking” semi-nude photos or behind-the-scenes shots of them scantily clad.
While this obviously plays to the justified criticism that artists have begun to rely too much on scandal and gimmickry to keep fans buzzing, it has proven to be a working formula for these two ladies.
Taylor Swift, they are not.
So who’s the biggest sex symbol in music today? We decided to break it down.