10 Inspiring Women In Hip-Hop You Should Follow On Instagram

7 March 2019, 16:53 | Updated: 7 March 2019, 16:56

Kehlani, Cardi B and Stefflon Don are on hand to motivate.
Kehlani, Cardi B and Stefflon Don are on hand to motivate. Picture: Getty Images

In honour of International Women's Day, we're celebrating some of the most motivational women in Hip-Hop and R&B. From Cardi B to Kehlani, here are the most poppin' Instagram accounts if you're looking for some inspiration.

Instagram can feel like a crowded place. There are millions of different accounts to follow, and it can all feel a bit overwhelming when you're trying to sift through the good and the bad.

But that's where the ladies of Hip-Hop come in - because if you're looking for motivational captions, inspirational videos and some pretty boss posts, they've got you covered.

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Form Cardi B's aspirational come-up story to Missy Elliott's encouraging words of wisdom, these are the girl power Instagram accounts you need to be following.

Happy International Women's Day!

  1. Cardi B

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    I was so sick yesterday ya don’t even know ! I had such a bad migraine I had to get a doctor backstage to give me two shots and ain’t rehearsed cause I been working all week and ain’t really know what I was getting myself into until I got in the venue .Im OD honored for all the love Houston gave me! I remember the first time I came to Houston I came out here to strip and people showed me maaaaaa love and Houston was the first place me and set when on a date 😂😂😂The love have really grown .I was maaaaa hype to see this picture before I got in my dressing room cause out of all her outfits there’s a picture hanging on the wall of the outfit I got my inspiration from for Please Me music video.It was like a lucky sign to me .

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    Everybody needs a bit of Binderella on their timeline. Cardi isn't one to forget where she came from, and speckled between the eye-watering outfits and lavish purchases (both of which we're here for) are some touching reminders that she's still Bardi from the Bronx.

  2. Missy Elliott

    Get ready to feel energised! Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott is about to enter your life in the most positive way possible. Her constant well-wishes and motivational speeches feel sincere, and are the perfect antidote to a troubled time. Big love, Missy.

  3. Jennifer Lopez

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    I love the first day of a new year... I think because of the endless possibilities and new adventures that lie ahead ... and the opportunity to do things not ever done before!!! On the first day of this New Year I am very pensive and super calm... but also ready and excited to get after reaching some of my goals I’ve yet to accomplish. The past year was one of realizing our limitless power and this year will be putting that into serious action!! So be daring, be fun, be kind, be courageous , be dependable, be committed to what makes your heart sing and your spirits soar.. be relentless in the pursuit of your passions. And most of all be loving. Unify when you have the chance, never divide! And just watch what happens!!! Wishing you all a healthy, happy, prosperous and joy filled New Year.... Be #limitless HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I love you all so much!! #theonlythingstoppingyouisyou

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    Jenny From The Block has always channeled a positive energy. Her Instagram feed is a hub of good vibes and well-wishes (and cute AF videos of her kids.) Also - she's on top when it comes to gym-spiration. Her abs alone are a reason to follow.

  4. Kehlani

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    2018 was incredible. i conquered so many fears, and tackled so many goals. i did my first fashion week, toured America, then Australia, then Asia. i released an app with my friends @floralivingapp, and a podcast on Beats1. traveled to so many places i’d never dreamed of seeing in person. after all the touring i got home and started an album, which resulted in completing a mixtape in a month (all while pregnant as hell lmaoooo) that will be coming early next year. the biggest gift i ever prayed for, my daughter, came to me 2018. i loved, lost, loved again. people, friends, family, spaces. i’m entering the next year more focused than ever, with so much to GIVE! music and much more. ready for 2019, January already feels golden. happy new years everyone! i love you!

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    Spiritual mama Kehlani is a sparkling gem in the big wide world of Instagram. Her open, honest and accepting nature is what makes her feed such a warm, comfortable environment for her followers. Her positivity is infectious - and we'll miss her baby bump selfies when she welcomes her mini Lani.

  5. Mary J Blige

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    YES MARY J! The legendary R&B queen is the definition of the phrase "Live Your Best Life." Mary frequently posts inspirational quotes and passages, encouraging us all to lift each other up instead of tearing others down.

  6. Ciara

    Ciara shows all aspects of her life on her Instagram page - her travels, her husband, her children, her music career and more. She encourages her followers to remain thankful and appreciative - and the adorable videos of her kids are a big reason to follow.

  7. Beyoncé

    From highlighting new talent in both music and fashion, to encouraging her followers to be more eco-friendly in trying a vegan lifestyle, Bey is here to open your mind to different ideas. And obviously, she's goals AF.

  8. Rihanna

    Where do we start with Rihanna? The Bajan queen is a singer, actress, business woman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, award-winner... the list goes on. Her Instagram feed is a constant reminder of her openness and inclusivity - enter, her groundbreaking Fenty Beauty brand.

  9. Stefflon Don

    Who else but the Don herself to leave you inspired when you're feeling lacklustre? The 'Hurtin Me' rapstress frequently reflects on her journey in music, and encourages her followers with motivational words. Sign us up.

  10. Ashanti

    R&B princess Ashanti is one of the most humble in the game. Her feed is flooded with love and appreciation for her fans, and she reminds us all to stay grounded, no matter how our lives evolve.

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