Nicki Minaj took home honors for female artist of 2018 and album of 2018 at the E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday night. Minaj made the most of her time at the podium, shooting her shot at Creed actor Michael B. Jordan and even giving a shout-out to Kim Kardashian’s curvy figure.
After besting a field that included Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello for female artist of 2018, the Queen rapper started off her first speech by thanking Donatella Versace for designing the custom-fitted dress she was laced in, prior to attempting to woo Jordan. “Shout-out to Donatella Versace for custom-making this outfit for me. And shout-out to Michael B. Jordan, because he’s gonna be taking it off for me tonight,” Minaj said with a wink.
The 35-year-old returned to the Barker Hangar stage later that night and dedicated her album of the year honor to Kim Kardashian’s posterior. “Thank you to all of the queens around the world that are maybe not at the place they want to be in their lives, but the fact that you are pushing and you are not being lazy and not complaining but going for your dreams every day, shout out to you,” she continued. “I wanna dedicate this award to Kim Kardashian’s ass in that dress.”
Minaj opened the awards show with an energetic performance of Queen standout “Good Form” and her recent “Dip” collaboration alongside Tyga, who joined her onstage for the fiery rendition of their seductive bop. The D.A. Doman-produced track debuted at No. 83 on the Billboard Hot 100. John Legend and Rita Ora also performed later on in the night.
Watch Nicki Minaj’s performance and her pair of speeches from the People’s Choice Awards below.
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