Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj were the big winners over the weekend at the taping of this year's BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta as the two both came away with three wins each.
Jay-Z was also able to bag three awards with the Perfect Combo "Empire
State of Mind" (with Alicia Keys), CD of the Year (The Blueprint 3) and
Best Live Performer. Minaj received the Rookie of the Year, People's Champ and the Made You Look award for her off the wall fashion style. Fitted to kill in a black dominatrix-like outfit, NYC-ish blond bob hairdo, pink nails and lipstick, Minaj grabbed her awards and "ran." "Last year, I was here in anticipation of the cypher," she told the crowd, referring to the artist rap freestyles that run in between the award presentations and performances. "Now I'm here in anticipation of my debut. [Pink Friday, set for release November 23.] "I'm paving the way for girls," she continued. "I wanna thank all the girls of hip-hop."
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