Gotcha Open: When Artists Go From Opening Acts to Headliners
Young Money Makers
Nicki Minaj got her big touring break when she went on the road with Young Money creator, Lil Wayne. After a stint in prison, Weezy wanted to embark on the sequel to his record-setting 2009 tour, I Am Music, which brought him more than $40 million. Nicki, the star that she is, wound up being more of a co-headliner.
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