Nicki Minaj took home the American Music Award for Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop for her latest project The PinkPrint. She also won an award for Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop.
Nicki Minaj has been having a great year and even thanked fellow rapper Fetty Wap for also having huge success in Hip Hop this year.
The Young Money rapper went up against her labelmate Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive.”
“I want to thank you guys for being so sweet tonigh, you guys are so warm and I appreciate that,” Nicki Minaj said after accepting the award from Kylie Jenner and super model Gigi Hadid. “I know this award is about fans voting and I feel like I have the best fans on this planet. You guys I know you’re out there on the internet somewhere and I just want to say that I love you.”
Nicki Minaj also added that ‘The PinkPrint’ was the hardest album that she has ever had to do and be a part of. She ended her acceptance speech with an empowering message for her fans.
The PinkPrint was released on December 12, 2014 and debut at No. 2 on Billboard 200 album chart after selling 244,000 copies in its first week. Almost 200,000 of that sales was pure album sales. The project was also certified gold by the RIAA.
The album was mostly comprised of songs about her bitter breakup with Safaree Samuels, whom she dated for over a decade. Samuels produced Minaj previous two projects Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
The “Only” rapper brought her boyfriend Meek Mill as her personal guest at the awards.
Nicki was nominated in two more categories for Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop and also Artist Of The Year, going up against the likes of Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, The Weekend, Ariana Grande, Luke Bryan, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, and Meghan Trainor.
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