Nicki Minaj Shouts Out Kanye West, Eminem, JAY-Z, Lil Wayne & More At 2022 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj Shouts Out Kanye West, Eminem, JAY-Z, Lil Wayne & More At 2022 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj accepts Video Vanguard Award at MTV VMAs 2022.

Nicki Minaj hosted the 2022 MTV VMAs earlier tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey along with Jack Harlow and LL Cool J. As announced, the Queen was the latest star to receive the iconic Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, joining the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, and Missy Elliott.

The “Super Freaky Girl” hitmaker accepted the award and read a speech which she had on her phone. During her speech, She thanked other musicians for helping her become a better artist, for working with her and for giving her career-changing opportunities. “All of the essential people that inspired me,” she said before naming the likes of Lil Wayne, Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Eminem, Mariah Carey, Drake, Rihanna and more.

“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 that you think have the perfect lives” she said, and then also remembered Nipsey Hussle, Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke.

Along with Vanguard Award, Nicki Minaj also won the Best Hip-Hop category for her recent Lil Baby collab “Do We Have A Problem?”. Not only that, but Minaj also hit the stage to perform a medley of hits. She performed “All Things Go,” “Roman’s Revenge,” “Monster,” “Beez in the Trap,” “Chun-Li,” “Moment 4 Life,” “Super Bass,” “Anaconda” and her latest history-making single “Super Freaky Girl”.

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