We used to think Kanye West had the best award show acceptance speeches of all time, and until very recently, Yeezy did reign supreme.
Remember that time Kanye won “Best Rap Album” at the Grammys in 1994 and delivered the most epic speech?
Or what about the time he brought a hilarious huge “thank you” list on stage at the Grammys in 2006?
But it wasn’t until last night at the MTV VMAs, that the world realized Nicki Minaj is the artist to watch when accepting an award. After asking that “bitch” Miley Cyrus “what’s good,” Nicki Minaj officially dethroned Kanye. At least until the next award show.
Now, don’t get us wrong, Kanye’s Vanguard Video acceptance speech was pretty epic in its own right, but it was epic for all the wrong reasons. The biggest reason being that no one knew what the f*ck Kanye was talking about, except that he wanted us to “listen to the kids, bro” and that he was running for president in 2020.
Pretty interesting statements, but still not as bold as Nicki’s “bitch, please” moment.
Check out Nicki Minaj’s top 5 award show speeches.
5. Nicki Minaj Screams Like A Rabid Animal At The MTV VMAs
“I can’t even believe this even happened. Oh my goodness, like this is another MTV Awarddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd. Oh, OK.”
4. When Nicki Shaded Lil Kim At The BET Awards
“This is for everybody in this room, I want to tell you to please make it your business to follow your dream. Because one day you will wake up and look around and your dreams will be gone, and then you’ll be mad at somebody, but be mad at your God damn self.”
3. In The Same Speech, Nicki Forgot What Award She Actually Won
“I want to thank you guys for support on The Pinkprint, umm…ahhh…what was this award for again? Huh? Oh, “Viewers Choice,” oh my God, y’all thank you. I was in the back.”
2. Nicki Minaj’s “No Shade” Speech At The BET Awards 2014
“My point is, what I want people to know about Nicki Minaj is when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it. No, no, no, no shade. No, no, no, shade.
1. Nicki Minaj Calls Out Miley Cyrus
“And now, back to this bitch who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what’s good?”
Which is your favorite?
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Every Time Nicki Minaj Fought For Women
1. "If a man did the same video with sexy women in it, no one would care. You’re talking about newspeople who don’t even know anything about hip-hop culture. It’s so disrespectful for them to even comment on something they have no idea about. They don’t say anything when they’re watching the Victoria’s Secret show and seeing boobs and thongs all day. Why? Shame on them. Shame on them for commenting on “Anaconda” and not commenting on the rest of the oversexualized business we’re a part of."Source:Splash News 1 of 16
2. "I talk about that all the time, I talk about record executives telling me, 'Oh no no no. Female rappers don’t make it anymore. You’ll never get away with that, and you’ll damn sure never get away with rapping and singing.' People who I loved very much attempted to deter me from experimenting with my craft, but I felt I represented all kinds of girls, not just one girl."Source:Getty 2 of 16
3. "I've always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind—because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn't be. I thought, 'If I'm successful, I can change her life.'"Source:Getty 3 of 16
4. "Some women give me the feeling that where there's a will, there's a way."Source:Getty 4 of 16
5. "There are sexual things that I do that aren’t for a man. I feel empowered sometimes by being sexy and being comfortable enough to be sexy on camera—a lot of woman struggle with that."Source:Getty 5 of 16
6. "I think of myself as a woman who wants other women to be bosses and to be strong and to be go-getters."Source:Getty 6 of 16
7. "Every woman is multifaceted. Every woman has a switch, whether she’s going to be maternal, whether she’s going to be a man-eater, whether she has to kick ass, whether she has to be one of the boys, whether she has to show the guys that she’s just as smart or smarter, she’s just as talented or creative. Women suppress a lot of their sides."Source:Getty 7 of 16
8. "I wanted to create a song that embraced curvy women. I wanted to be sexual but be playful with it."Source:Getty 8 of 16
9. "When I am assertive, I'm a bitch. When a man is assertive, he's a boss. He's bossed up. There's no negative connotation behind being bossed up. A lot of negative connotation behind being a bitch."Source:Getty 9 of 16
10. "Sometimes as women in the industry -- if you're sexy or like doing sexy things -- some people subconsciously negate your brain. They think you're stupid."Source:Getty 10 of 16
11. "I want to be seen as a hard-working businesswoman who really takes pride in writing and rapping in a way that still shows that I’m hungry."Source:Getty 11 of 16
12. "There’s nothing wrong with speaking my mind, as long as when the song cuts off I’m still a businesswoman and I still respect myself. That’s where the true balance lies in my life. Women should be allowed to be as hardcore and sexual as we want, because men do it all the time."Source:Getty 12 of 16
13. "With a video like 'Anaconda,' I'm a grown-ass fucking woman!" she says. "I stand for girls wanting to be sexy and dance, but also having a strong sense of themselves. If you got a big ol' butt? Shake it! Who cares? That doesn't mean you shouldn't be graduating from college."Source:Getty 13 of 16
14. "I’m not judging myself; I’m not dissing what I do. I’m proud of what I’ve done and I’m proud of what I’m working on. I’ve accomplished something and I’m not going to be ashamed to be happy about what I’ve done."Source:Getty 14 of 16
15. "I always feel it’s important for me to show females that they can be in charge of their own situation. I came into the game creating my own brand. I was doing things very early on that set me apart from people who just took orders and allowed their brand to be created for them."Source:Getty 15 of 16
16. "I love women who take control, who set standards, and who believe in themselves enough to lead the way in terms of their career. I’ve done that. When I win and when I lose, I take ownership of it, because I really am in charge of what I do. There are a lot of strong male rappers, who’ve influenced me a great deal in terms of my skill, my flow, and my business-savvy side. But at the end of the day, I still want to inspire women. "Source:Getty 16 of 16
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