Nicki Minaj Gets Emotional at Billboard’s ‘Women In Music’ Awards


Vibe | December 5, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Nicki Minaj was recently honored at Billboard’s Women In Music Awards. Young Money’s first lady got emotional and teary eyed as she accepted her Rising Star award.

“I just know that I am so incredibly thankful and grateful for a couple little kids. Maybe a few million, I call them my Barbz and I know they are not in here today but I know they will hear me say this. Barbz, I love you so much for being by my side for such a long time. Billboard, Thank you so much for recognizing me. Even before Superbass and even before Pink Friday, you believed in me.”

She continued: “All of the women tonight that have been recognized, I am so proud of you for showing me that this can be done, and that this is possible and for showing so many girls that you can be your own boss and that you can make music that you want and that you can project an image that you believe in.”

After receiving her award, Nicki also bigged up Taylor Swift.

“First I saw a radio interview and they asked her what song she liked and she said, ‘Can it be a song that didn’t come out yet’ and she started rapping Super Bass. Then she tweeted that she liked ‘Super Bass’ and then all of her fans who had never heard about Nicki Minaj went and purchased it. After Taylor tweeted that, ‘Super Bass’ climbed up 80 something spots the same day on Itunes. And that is why people don’t understand  why I keep on Thanking Taylor Swift. This is real.” (via Necole Bitchie)