It was a nice pre-33rd-birthday gift for Nicki Minaj when she was honored at the VH1 Big in 2015 Awards last night. Queen Latifah was there to present the award to Nicki, whom she described as “opinionated, outspoken, oh so damn original.” The singer accepted her award by saying, “I’ve never met a woman that I couldn’t relate to, ever. I hope that if I inspire women to do anything, it’s to never take no for an answer. No matter what field you’re in, go after your biggest dream. Do not settle. Do not allow people to tell you that you can’t do anything you put your mind to.”
Nicki’s honor aired the same day she received three Grammy nominations.
Watch a clip of her getting the award below.
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