Nicki Minaj snaps up three BET Hip-Hop awards
October 4th, 2010
03:31 PM ET

Nicki Minaj snaps up three BET Hip-Hop awards

It was ladies night at Saturday’s BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, and Nicki Minaj went home with her hands full.

Along with Warren Buffett’s new best friend, Jay-Z, everybody’s favorite femcee took home three awards: Rookie of the Year, People’s Champ and Made You Look (a sure nod to her radical fashion sense).

A year after debuting at the BET Awards as part of the Cypher series, Minaj stood atop the hip-hop world, and as usual she had nothing but love for the ladies in her acceptance speech. “I’m paving the way for girls,” Minaj said. “I want to thank all the girls of hip-hop.”

Fans are still more than a month away from the release of Minaj’s solo debut, “Pink Friday,” which is set to hit shelves November 23. Minaj’s latest single, “Your Love,” topped the Billboard Rap Songs chart, the first time for a female artist since 2002.

“Last year, I was here in anticipation of the cypher,” she told the audience. “Now, I’m here in anticipation of my debut.”

This year's BET Hip-Hop Awards will air at 8 p.m. on October 12.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. lol

    gettin better n better

    March 4, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. lol

    she's making progress

    March 4, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. damnairfresh

    Way to go Nicki! Like your style.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. ja

    style is weaksauce

    October 5, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Frank

    "Paving the way for girls"?! Has she ever heard of Lauryn Hill?

    October 5, 2010 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
    • what

      in thys generation she is....lauryn hill hasnt been out in a while so how she (lauryn) pavin the way and she not even out?

      October 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Lauryn Hill doesn't have to be putting anything out right now. She's made her contribution. Billie Holiday and Tina Turner broke down barriers for women (of color) and they don't have to be the hottest thing out right now, topping the charts! Holiday is dead, but her influence lives on. See how that works? Minaj is just who's hot right now.

      October 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |

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