Nicki minaj has received her first American Music Award.
The singer who opened the awards show with David Guetta earlier in the evening, took home the accolade for ‘Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist’.
The Super Bass hitmaker told the crowd, “Oh my god, you guys. There’s so much love in this room.”
She continued: “I didn’t think I was going to win it.”
Minaj went on to thank God, as well as four others, including Taylor Swift, for convincing her to release ‘Super Bass’.
Minaj beat male rap/hip-hop artists Lil Wayne and Kanye West to the award.
She is also nominated for ‘Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album’.
The 2011 American Music Awards continue on ABC.