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@NickiMinaj Gets Super Emotional During Billboards ‘Rising Star’ Award Speech

Billboard honored superbass Nicki Minaj with the 2011 ‘Rising Star’ Award during their Women In Music event this past Friday. When Nicki hit the stage, just seconds into the speech, she became flustered with emotions and began to tear up wh as she discussed her success and how it wouldn’t be possible without her fanbase “Barbs”:

I just know that I am so incredibly thankful and grateful for a couple little kids. Maybe a few million, I call them my Barbz and I know they are not in here today but I know they will hear me say this. Barbz, I love you so much for being by my side for such a long time. Billboard, Thank you so much for recognizing me.

All of the women tonight that have been recognized, I am so proud of you for showing me that this can be done, and that this is possible and for showing so many girls that you can be your own boss and that you can make music that you want and that you can project an image that you believe in.

Nicki then at down in a stage interview with, top interviewer, Robin Roberts to discuss a few things leading up to this moment. In the interview Minaj gracefully gave props to Taylor Swift for making her hit single ‘Superbass’ a hit! Minaj told Roberts why she is so thankful for Taylor Swift.

First I saw a radio interview and they asked her what song she liked and she said, ‘Can it be a song that didn’t come out yet’ and she started rapping Super Bass. Then she tweeted that she liked ‘Super Bass’ and then all of her fans who had never heard about Nicki Minaj went and purchased it. After Taylor tweeted that, ‘Super Bass’ climbed up 80 something spots the same day on Itunes. And that is why people don’t understand why I keep on Thanking Taylor Swift. This is real.

“For me this is a very major moment…because it just shows that youcan come from nothing and srtill be a force in the main world”, Nicki Minaj says. 

HipHopcleopatra is a proud supporter of Nicki’s movement and wishes her much continued success as its woman like this who empower many little girls around the world to follow their dreams no matter how impossible they seem.

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