The most influential female rapper signed with Young Money after a high-stakes bidding war placed her as one of the most wanted artists in the game. She had a brief dating stint with the YM boss in as well, which resulted in a series of collaborations. Roman Reloaded, this incredibly catchy, ear-worm of a track features Nicki rapping behind a super minimal beat with 2 Chainz on the feature. But thanks to the counter balance of Nicki Minaj, Young Money was never viewed solely as a breeding ground of competition, it was viewed as The Empire. He dropped his debut mixtape, Girlfriend Material, in and signed a publishing deal with Dr. Without Nicki, Young Money would have looked more like Batman and Robin for a while, with a probable eventual power struggle between Wayne and Drake for who continued to be Batman.