Whoa, this was a little harsh! Nicki Minaj took home the award for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist at the AMAs on Nov. 22, but after she collected her trophy, she seemed SUPER annoyed…and was even caught rolling her eyes on camera as she walked off stage. Watch here!
Nicki Minaj seemed like she would’ve rather been anywhere else than at the American Music Awards Nov. 22! Even though she was named Best Rap Artist at the show, she looked beyond pissed off while leaving the stage. Check out her shocking reaction on video right here!
The rapper seemed totally thankful and happy while giving her thank you speech, but afterward, when she probably thought the cameras weren’t on her anymore, we can totally see her rolling her eyes and flipping her hair before storming off stage! SOO awkward, right?! Nicki has so much to be thankful for on this night — she also won for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album — we were shocked she seemed so upset.
One reason may have been she felt like her speech was cut short by the shows producers. Nicki took to Twitter after the show to give a shout out to her pal Ariana Grande. “I wanted to thank Ariana for coming thru @ the last minute for me. The AMA’s has a timer this year. No long speeches. Lol
#ThePinkprint,” said the singer.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only time the 32-year-old looked angry while the cameras were rolling! During Jennifer Lopez’s incredible opening number, videographers panned to Nicki in the audience, and she didn’t even crack a smile. J.Lo actually paid tribute to the rap superstar by choosing “Anaconda” as one of the songs she danced to in the performance, but Nicki just wasn’t having it. Other artists, like Justin Bieber, totally played along when their hits were featured in the medley, and we wish Nicki did, too!
Regardless of Nicki’s few moments of annoyance, the show, overall, was beyond incredible. On top of Jennifer’s amazing hosting (not to mention all of her gorgeous looks), tons of artists, like Justin, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, One Direction and SO many more, took the stage to sing their biggest hits. What was your favorite moment of the show, guys?!
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised at Nicki’s reaction? Did you think it was totally rude?
— Alyssa Norwin