Nicki Minaj wins first American Music Award


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.

Photos by WENN


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