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Best and Worst: Nicki Minaj's acceptance speech
Organizers made the race for Best Female Hip Hop Artist feel like the Best Picture awards, and so when Nicki Minaj took the crown, she made it last. There was laughter and tears and questionable TMI territory. She slagged on rival Iggy Azalea, asserting that at least she wrote her own songs. She made a PSA on women's presence in the rap game and thanked God. Then: "I was saying my prayers to die..." a comment that -- among all moments of this show -- warranted a record scratch sound effect. Her conclusion, should she get her wish and die, would be that TMZ would shamefully nab the breaking news about it.
You've had a wild night, Nicki. Take a knee. - Katie Hasty