Nicki Minaj: In 2010, Nicki Minaj resuscitated the female rapper. The colorful and animated rapstress didn’t do so without making enemies along the way. She had a female rap veteran trying to snatch her perfectly smoothed pink wig, but she kept her composure. Well, that’s until she dropped the blazing “Roman’s Revenge.” Yeah, yeah. She says it isn’t about Lil Kim, but who believes her? Doesn’t matter. Nicki made her mark not on beef, but on her own merits with hot guest verses on a number of other artists’ records, and releasing her debut set, Pink Friday. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. In front of her? Kanye West. Well, she did say, “besides Ye, they can’t stand besides me.” And not many others can.