While Drake and Wayne are reaping the fruits of their labor so far this year with their bevy of singles, Nicki Minaj has been scheming in hopes of launching "Nicki Season" with her album, The Pinkprint on the way. She spoke to Power 106 and touched on Hov's impact on the game.

“I think everybody knows how obsessed I am with Jay Z,” she said. “He’s always been my favorite rapper, him and Wayne. He did such a great job of creating this Blueprint brand for male rappers, I felt. And I studied a lot of his blueprint, just in terms of becoming a mogul.”

Nicki Minaj just released her first single, "Pills N Potions", earlier this week. Check it out, if you haven't already. As of now, Nicki hasn't given a release date to her third album. So stay tuned.