Seriously, What Was Up With Nicki Minaj At The BET Awards Last Night?
More often than not, I find myself asking, “What the hell just happened?” following a Nicki Minaj acceptance speech. Of course, Sunday’s BET Awards was no different.
The “Feeling Myself” rapper was definitely feeling something last night when she graced the stage to accept the Viewers’ Choice Award. At first, it seemed that Nicki would be delivering a normal, drama-free acceptance speech, but it quickly became the comedy hour when she realized that she didn’t even know which award she was accepting.
“What was this award for? I’m sorry,” she asked about seven seconds into her monologue.
In her defense, she explained that she was backstage prior to being summoned to the podium and didn’t hear the announcement. However, after thanking her devoted fans, her speech took another interesting left turn. What started out as an encouraging word about following your dreams quickly morphed into Super Saiyan shade presumably aimed at her ex-boyfriend, Safaree Samuels.
“One day, you will wake up and look around and your dreams will be gone, and then you will be mad at somebody, but be mad at your goddamn self.”
As you may recall, the night before the show, Samuels took to Twitter claiming that BET banned him from the red carpet. Considering that he can’t recall ever having bad blood with the folks at BET, he seemed to imply that his famous ex had something to do with getting him the boot.
Of course, she’ll probably deny having anything to do with getting him banned and will likely claim that her shady spiel wasn’t aimed at him, but it certainly seems that way.