Why we loved her in 2010: Real talk: no one was bigger in rap this year than Nicki Minaj, and yes, we're including the fellas. The Young Money goddess, and Complex cover girl dropped consistently good guest verses on everything from Usher to Kanye West songs, and then when it was time to drop her own album, she moved an impressive 375k units in the first week. Yup, in 2010, she was a motherfucking monster!