XXL Presents Baddest Chick in the Game Tournament

There’s no denying Beyoncé’s beauty, but is she really the baddest chick in the game? Bey’s status hasn’t been disputed since Jay-Z unofficially crowned her on 2003′s “Public Service Announcement,” but water cooler conversations and barbershop talk surely includes a handful of title contenders. Names like Nicki Minaj, Amber Rose and Alicia Keys all belong in the ring.

Well, XXLMag.com wants to put the debate to rest for good. In conjunction with the NCAA’s March Madness (and just in time for the premiere of VH1′s Love & Hip-Hop), XXL Presents…The Baddest Chick in the Game Tournament— a March Madness-style competition in which our users will get to vote and crown the best looking woman of them all.

No diluting the field for us, we’re sticking to 64 slots. Only girls who are current and have a clear tie to hip-hop will be eligible, meaning they have to female MCs, be romantically linked to an MC or have appeared in rap videos. The tournament kicks off Thursday March 17. See below for a full schedule.

-Round One March 17-18
-Round Two March 19-20
-Round Three (Sweet 16) March 24-25
-Round Four (Elite 8) March 26-27
-Final Four April 2nd
-Championship Game April 4

We’re still deliberating until Selection Sunday, so make sure to suggest contenders and seeds in the comments. Game on!—Carl Chery

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  • EduardKJ

    Rosa Acosta doh.

  • BluntCenizas

    Tammy Torres, Bubbles, Super Mega Mami, Enough Said!

  • my bitch

    LADY THUG mmmmhmmm. . .

  • eE

    nicki minaj and rosa acosta
    ciara’s close behind them

  • Muthafucka

    K.D. Aubert and Angel Lola Luv.

  • Big Drew

    Sweet Suleika and Cyn Santana

  • sety

    somoya reece

  • DJCastano

    The lyric is “Hottest chick in the game” claimed by Jay so your whole basis for this tournament is wrong…you say it’s based off PSA and couldn’t even get the line right? Fail

  • Drakkardnoir

    This is sad.

    R.I.P. XXL

  • K. Wells

    Missy Elliott, Rah Digga, E-V-E, Da Brat-Tat-Tat-Tat

  • Jess

    In what world does Amber Rose need to be at all related to the topic of the article. Yeah, she dated Kanye. And?

    • Dead President

      …and appeared(s) in videos read the eligibility fool

  • G. Que

    teyana taylor, Catya washington

  • http://xxlmag jayrucknyc

    Gotta go with Nicki even tho I dig Amber Rose. Cassie? Hell no. I don’t know why she on the list. Always liked Mya too. Nicki is that chick rite now tho. Fake ass and all.

  • Nassty_216

    Angel Lola Luv, Nicki Minaj, Amber Rose,Megan Good,Rhianna,Ciara

  • Yo

    Chelsea Handler for sure!

  • donte

    keyshia cole, rosa acosta, diamond, nicki minaj, hayden paniterre, megan fox, tahiry, ester baxter, toya carter( wayne baby momma), the girl from before i self destruct (50 cent movie), ciara, keri hilson, rihanna, vida guerra, melyssa ford, hoopz, trina, kim kardashian, beyonce, alicia keys, supa head, lisaraye, i can name a lot more too

  • Me!

    NICKI MINAJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!