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(News) Nicki Minaj Wins The Video Vanguard Award at MTV VMAs

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, Nicki Minaj attends the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. Minaj says she’s canceling her appearance at the BET Experience Concert after the network tweeted about her and fellow rapper Cardi B. Minaj said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, on social media that she won’t perform at the concert or BET Awards. It comes after BET tweeted Sunday that Minaj was “being dragged by her lacefront” following Cardi B’s Grammy win for best rap album. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Nicki Minaj was the recipient of the Video Vanguard award at Sunday’s VMAs. Before the honor, Minaj performed “Roman’s Revenge,” “Bees in the Trap,” “Chun-Li,” “Moment 4 Life,” “Super Bass,” and “Anaconda” from a reimagined Barbie dreamhouse. She then broke into her latest number one song, “Super Freaky Girl.” During her acceptance speech, Minaj said, “I never ever in my life have written a speech, and today I jotted something down on my phone.” She continued to thank “key people that inspired” her like Lil Wayne, Foxy Brown, Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, Slick Rick, and Doug E. Fresh. Nicki also thanked “people who gave [her] huge opportunities that [she’ll] never forget,” like Kanye West, Beyoncé, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Eminem, and Rihanna. Minaj added, “I have to thank Drizzy for always saying the things I need to hear to get back in the game.” She went on to say, “I wish that Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson were here. I wish that people understood what they meant and what they were going through. I wish people took mental health seriously, even for the people who you think have perfect lives. I wish Pop Smoke and Juice WRLD and Nipsey Hussle were here.” Minaj also gave a shout to her son Papa Bear.

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