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Usain Bolt, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar named on Time’s ‘most influential’ list

MOST INFLUENTIAL: Usain Bolt and Nicki Minaj

MOST INFLUENTIAL: Usain Bolt and Nicki Minaj

JAMAICAN SPRINT King Usain Bolt has landed a coveted spot on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, the annual list of the world’s elite influencers.

Reggae singer Ziggy Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley, said of the athlete: “Usain Bolt is a light. There are a lot of things in Jamaica—and the world—that cause separation: politics, inequality, crime. But an entire generation can look up to Usain. He’s a unifying force.”

Meanwhile, all hail Nicki Minaj. The rap queen has landed a coveted spot on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, the annual list of the world’s elite influencers. The 33-year-old appears on the cover in a black-and-white photo and inside the magazine, her mentor Lil Wayne explains why she’s worthy of the title.

“She’s so influential and doing all the right things,” writes the Young Money boss. “She’s an icon, a boss, and a role model to all these young girls out here on how to do it the right way. Her work ethic speaks volumes and has yielded these results. The scary thing is she’s still going. Ha! Nicki Minaj will go down as one of the best to do it in the history of music.”

British F1 ace Lewis Hamilton and Grammy-Award winning Kendrick Lamar also made the list.

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