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Nicki Minaj Honored As Billboard Rising Star [Photo]

Nicki Minaj got dolled up for the Billboard Women in Music awards in New York City. The blonde Harajuku Barbie was awarded with Billboard “Rising Star” Award.

Minaj, who was recently nominated for Best New Artist for the 2012 Grammy Awards, said she is deeply honored.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized by Billboard,” said Nicki in a statement. “My nation of Barbz and I have come a mighty long way-yet we are nowhere close to where God will take us. Sit back and enjoy the ride.”