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8 Ways Nicki Minaj Won The American Music Awards

She not only took away two AMAs, but all of our attention.

November 22, 2015

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The 2015 American Music Awards on ABC were fairly tiresome, but between utterly mediocre performances and somewhat awkward presenters there were some definite beacons of light. (Did you catch Celine Dion's performance of Edith Piaf's "Hymne à l'amour?" I mean, wow.)

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One consistent shining star throughout the night was Nicki Minaj, who took home the awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for "The Pinkprint." Here are eight ways Nicki won the American Music Awards.

Though we shouldn't read into it all too much.
2. This.

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3. I mean, #relationshipgoals?
4. The first time we realized her dress was fire.
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5. "Find your voice. Find your purpose before it's too late."
6. When she shouted out fellow nominee Fetty Wap while accepting the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist...
7. ...before taking to Twitter to shoutout Ariana Grande, who she missed during her first go-round.
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8. Finally, Nicki won off the sheer fact that she didn't even perform and was trending worldwide two hours into the show.
8 Ways Nicki Minaj Won The American Music Awards