Pop icons appear alongside Donald Trump and Idris Elba.

Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande and Adele are among TIME’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential people. The annual list – which also spans world leaders, movie stars and sports icons – includes tributes to each of the selected people written by other public figures.

Lil Wayne wrote the tribute to Minaj, calling the rapper “an icon, a boss and a role model to all these young girls out here on how to do it the right way, adding: “Nicki Minaj will go down as one of the best to do it in the history of music.”

Black Lives Matter activist Alicia Garza said Lamar “should be applauded for inviting us to face things that are uncomfortable, for celebrating our will to survive and for being audacious enough to grapple with the questions that we all need to answer if we ever hope to get free.”

Joy star Jennifer Lawrence recalled sneaking backstage to watch Adele perform at the Oscars in 2013, and said: “Adele is a gift, an international treasure, but she’s also sweet, funny, intelligent and beautiful. Bitch.”

Composer and playwright Jason Robert Brown addressed Grande directly, advising her that she is “going to be underestimated” and to “recognize it as a weapon”. “Because you know that no matter how much you are underestimated — by your peers, by casting directors, by your label, by the media, by your 39 million Twitter followers — you are going to open your mouth and that unbelievable sound is going to come out.”

Check out the full list on TIME’s website.



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