Simply one other milestone! Nicki Minaj stood earlier than her followers to simply accept the 2022 Video Vanguard award on Sunday night time, an honor that she’s dreamed of her entire life. And whereas Nicki was being acknowledged for her exhausting work, dedication and her craft, she was giving flowers to the individuals who lent her a serving to hand over the course of her profession.
After Nicki killed her efficiency of ‘Anaconda’ and her new single ‘Tremendous Freaky Woman,’ Nicki despatched her love and appreciation to a prolonged checklist of A-list celebs.
I wanna take a second to say thanks to the entire key people who impressed me, and who I believe impressed my circulation: Lil Wayne, Foxxy Brown, Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, Slick Rick, Doug-E Contemporary. The individuals who gave me large alternatives that I’ll always remember: Kanye West, Beyonce, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Eminem, Britney Spears, Rihanna, and all of my Caribbean individuals however Beanie Man thanks for every part.”
Whereas Nicki has not publicly spoken about any of her personal psychological well being points and traumas, she took a second to acknowledge the greats who got here earlier than her, whose psychological well being could have led to their demise.
Minaj, who misplaced her father resulting from a tragic hit-and-run accident, shared a message about a few of the superstars the world misplaced to tragedy.
I wrote this down, I don’t know why y’all however this was in my spirit to say: ‘I want that Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson had been right here. I want that individuals understood what they meant and what they had been going by. I want individuals took psychological well being significantly, even for the individuals who you suppose have the proper lives.”
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Quickly after, Nicki popped out in a superbly fitted pink robe to simply accept the award for ‘Finest Hip-Hop Video Of The Yr for her collaboration with Lil Child on ‘Do We Have A Downside.