Nicki Minaj on Bizarre BET Awards Speech: 'I Was All Frazzled and Crazy-Looking!'
By Antoinette Bueno
Nicki Minaj had a lot of eyebrows raising on Sunday night at the 2015 BET Awards, thanks to her hilarious acceptance speech for the Viewers' Choice Award, in which she actually forgot which award she was getting.
Luckily, ET caught up with the "Night Is Still Young" rapper backstage, where she explained her bizarre speech.
"I was on my way to go because I have to go somewhere," she dished to ET's Kevin Frazier. "So I was trying to get myself all together and then they're like, 'No, you gotta go, you're winning an award,' and I'm like, 'What the hell,' then I had to go up ... I was all, you know, frazzled and crazy-looking on stage but hey, it's live TV."
She also explained her first speech of the night, which some saw as shade to either her long-time nemesis, Lil Kim, or her ex, Safaree Samuels.
"I want to tell you to please make it your business to follow your dreams, because 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," she sassily said.
"I just want people to chase their dreams," she stressed to ET. "You know, sometimes we wait so long, for such a long time to like, figure it out in life, and then one day, you know, you are angry and bitter but your time is now. Figure it out. Get out of the bed and let's go!"
On a happier note, Nicki gushed about the return of Janet Jackson to the stage Sunday night. The 49-year-old legend was awarded with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award, and Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe were on hand to honor her with a pretty amazing dance tribute.
"Oh my God, I love her so much and I love Ciara, Ciara's tribute to her," Nicki gushed. "But Janet looked like a freaking goddess. I was such a fan, I couldn't help it."