- Rapper Nicki Minaj wins big at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards.
- Nicki Minaj thanks her fan base (Barbz) for her first Top Female Rap Artist win at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards
- In her acceptance video, Minaj also looked forward to her next big project, which is the release of her new album dubbed Pink Friday 2.
Rapper Nicki Minaj is thanking her fan base (Barbz) after she took home the prize for top female rap artist at Sunday’s (Nov. 19) 2023 Billboard Music Awards.
“Thank you to the Billboard Music Awards for presenting me with the best female rap award of 2023,” Minaj said in her acceptance speech.
This is the first win for Minaj in the top female rap artist category, which was only introduced at the BBMAs back in 2018.
We don’t know how many times Minaj might have been victorious if the category had been introduced earlier, but we do know she would have been a shoo-in for the prize in 2013, when she won the overall top rap artist award against Drake, Flo Rida, Pitbull and Psy.
She was also named top streaming artist that year, and her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded won top rap album.
With Sunday’s win, Minaj now has five Billboard Music Awards wins across her 27 times as a finalist.
In her acceptance video, Minaj also looked forward to her next big project, which is the release of her new album dubbed Pink Friday 2.
“I can’t wait to share Pink Friday 2 on my birthday, December 8th,” she said, signing off her message by blowing a kiss to the camera.
Minaj returns to the Pink Friday album series that launched her career with next month’s release, which she promised in a social media post in September would be “the best album that’s been released in years!!!”