Taking the stage in an Off-White dress that revealed quite a bit of skin, especially when she bent over to give out some hugs, Minaj was clearly overjoyed to accept the award, which she won for her "Chun-Li" music video.
"Oh, my god! I want to thank you guys so much. Shoutout to my fans; I know they are watching," Minaj marveled before thanking everyone who appeared on her latest album, Queen, including The Weeknd, Eminem and Ariana Grande. Minaj gushed over Grande in particular.
"I'm so freaking proud of you, Ariana," Minaj said, and Grande smiled from the audience while sitting next to fiance Pete Davidson.
After accepting her VMA, Minaj appeared remotely from The Oculus, the massive World Trade Center transportation hub in New York City, for a (reportedly pre-recorded) performance of several of her new songs, including "Barbie Dreams" and "Majesty."
The larger-than-life performance featured an Egyptian-themed set design featuring massive, golden, winged statues, and Minaj -- also decked out in gold -- rocking a blonde wig. The set absolutely slayed, with the cheers from the audience nearly drowning out the music.
It was the ultimate MTV VMAs performance (regardless of whether or not it was actually filmed during the VMAs).