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Nicki Minaj Accepts Video Vanguard Award, Performs Medley Of Hits At 2022 MTVVMAs

The rap icon has earned 17 Video Music Award nominations and six wins up to now.

Hip-hop icon Onika Nicki Minaj Miraj has made another moment forever at tonights 2022 MTV VMA Awards. The Queen rapstress deservingly accepted the 2022 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Sunday (Aug. 28) at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

As members of her die-hard Barbz fanbase presented her with the honor, Minaj made her solution to the stage before giving her acceptance speech. Without a doubt something, she started. I never in my own life have written a speech, now I jotted something down on my phone. To begin with, I wanna tell everyone in here, God bless you. Nicki then continued to discuss her come-up and her recent endeavors like her forthcoming Greatest Hits album.

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She continued with her phone in her hand, I wanna thank the main element individuals who inspired my flow. She continued to mention her influences and the ones who gave her big opportunities including Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Foxy Brown, Rihanna, Drake, Beyonce, and Madonna. Later in the show she added the names Diddy, Fergie, Big Fendi, Taylor Swift and much more compared to that same list.

Nicki also paid respect to her late father, who tragically died this past year, and thanked the Barbz for his or her continued support. She also mentioned that she wished Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston have been alive to witness her moment, where she playfully mimicked Houston from the 2000 VMAs.

Not merely was Nicki honored, she also co-hosted the ceremony alongside Jack Harlow and LL Cool J. Wearing a hot-pink jeweled gown before switching right into a feather-print bodycon dress, Nicki sported among her signature Chinese bangs hairstyles.

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Before receiving the honor, Minaj blessed the stage showing the planet exactly why she actually is considered among Hip-Hops living greats. With a high-energy all-pink dolled-out performance, the 39-year-old delivered her biggest hits, including Romans Revenge, Monster, Beez In the Trap, Chun-Li, Moment FOREVER, Super Bass, and Anaconda. Sporting her signature pink hair, an ombr pink skater skirt, sequin corset top, and black boots, Nicki switched right into a tasteful pole ensemble and performed her newest single, Super Freaky Girl.

To increase her VMA accolades, for the next time Nicki took home the Moon person for Best Hip-Hop Video for Do WE’VE AN ISSUE?featuring Lil Baby. She scored exactly the same award in 2011 for Super Bass. Besides her nominated music video with Lil Baby, Nicki released her Rick James-sampled single Super Freaky Girl, which debuted at No. 1 onBillboards Hot 100 and theStreaming Songschart, her first No. 1 since 2014s Anaconda.

Congratulations to Nicki Minaj on most of her success so far! Watch Nickis acceptance speech above and full performance below.

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